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Basketball Shooting Drill. Coaches, you want your team to shoot better? I have the answer!

Updated on March 7, 2012

12 minutes and your team will shoot 10-15% better!

 Is your team having trouble, putting the ball in the basket?  I totally understand your pain.  I have the answer for you.  This drill below we call, "Two person shooting."  The great thing about this drill is that it only takes 12 minutes for two people to get  at least 90 shots.  If this is something you are interested in, check out the explination below.

2 Person Shooting!

We do this drill with 2 people at each goal. You can do this drill with three, but you will have to adjust the time. Through out this drills explination, there will be one person shooting and one rebounding. Remember that the harder your players work the more shots they will get. There are no breaks inbetween shots either, this will also help in conditioning.

1) The first shot is left and right elbows of the foul line. The player will slide back and forth between the elbows shooting at each. Remind your players to slide, keep hands up, and step to the pass. Each player will shoot for one minute while the other rebounds, then they switch.

2) The second shot is on the right side. The player will shoot at the short corner and a short bank shot. Remember each player is to shoot for a minute then switch.

3) The third shot is on the left side. The player will shoot at the short corner and a short bank shot. (player 1 minute each)

4) The forth shot is on the right side. The player will shoot from the deep corner. You can have players shoot behind the three line (which is what we do), or you can have the shoot a little in front of it.

5) The fifth Shot is on the left side. The player will shoot from the deep corner on this side. You can determin what the deep corner is for your players.

6) The sixth shot is what we call machine gun. The machine gun shot is when players start either in the short corner (for our post players), or the deep corner (for our guards). The player will slide around the half court going from the right side to the left and back left to the right until a minute is over. The player will shoot from which every spot they catch the ball. You can have players shoot all their shots behind the 3pt line or in front of it, or they can shoot some in front and some behind. It is totally up to you.

If you let each player shoot for one minute at each shot, they will shoot at least 15 shots at each spot. That equals 90 shots in 12 minutes. The good thing about all the shots is that they occur at most scoring points in almost every offense. Just look at the numbers if you have your players do this everyday, in a week they will shoot at least 450 shots. Most varsity programs have a three week period before their first game and if you have your players do this everyday, they will shoot 1350 shots before their first game. We also usually follow up with around 3-5 minutes worth of free throws, but that is totally up to you. I hope you find this drill useful. Any comments would be great. Thanks.

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