Two Competitive Team Shooting Drills to Liven Up Practices

In this week’s Playbook Series, we reveal two highly effective team shooting drills that can pay dividends at every level of basketball. First, read through the step-by-step breakdown of each drill before seeing them performed live by a team on the hardwood.


Submitted by Michael Byrnes, The Winchendon School, Winchendon, MA

There’s a team at each end of the floor. The shooter must make a trio of three-pointers before moving to the next spot on the floor. Once the shooter completes all five spots, he/she must run to the other end of the floor.

The winning team is the one side that completes all of their shots and catches the other team.


Inside Out Series

Submitted by Marc Smith, Jefferson High School, Delphos, OH

This drill has four parts to it. In the first part, the guard will make an entry pass to the post. The post player will then move a specific move to score. The coach will decide on what move to work in the drill. In the second part, the guard will make a post entry pass before receiving a pass back for a three pointer.

The third part to the drill is a pass to the post, a return pass to the guard, and then a re-entry pass to the post for a move and score. Finally, the last segment entails an entry pass and then a cross-court skip pass to the second guard for a long-distance shot. As the season progresses, add a post and a wing defender. Be sure to switch to the left side of the floor as well.


The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Over 30 Sizzling Team Shooting Drills” by Winning Hoops. To check out more team plays and shooting drills, visit our extensive Winning Hoops collection.

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