In this week’s Playbook Series, we break down three proven shooting drills that can make a difference for any basketball program. Read through the step-by-step breakdown of each drill before seeing them simulated live on the hardwood.
Submitted by Tim Hofferber, Guymon High School, Guymon, Oklahoma
The Set-up: The ball starts in the right corner and is passed around the perimeter until it reaches the opposite corner for a shot.
The Action: After each pass, the player follows the pass to the next station. The shooter grabs the rebound, passes to the next player up in the original line, and runs to the end of that line.
Keys: Divide the team in half and place a group at each end of the floor to make it competitive. Also, decide on different shooting spots to shake up the drill a bit.
4 Out Shooting Drill
Submitted by Stacy McGehee, Vincent High School, Vincent, Alabama
The Set-up: There are two lines up at the top of the key. Players 1, 2, and 3 are stacked to the right. Players 4, 5, and 6 are stacked to the left. In the right corner, we have players 7, 8, and 9 lined up. In the left corner, we have players 10, 11, and 12 lined up.
The Action: To begin, players 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 all have basketballs. Players 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 do not. Player 1 passes to 4 and then sets a screen for 7. 7 cuts to the elbow and receives a pass from 4. 7 shoots upon receiving the pass.
The Finish: Next, player 4 screens for 10. 10 curls to the elbow and gets a pass from 2 and shoots. 7 gets his rebound and dribbles to the end of the line behind 2 and 3. Utilize many different types of shots with this drill, including layups, jumpers, jump-stops, head fakes, and more.
30-Second Rotation Drill
Submitted by James Bryant, New Caney High School, New Caney, Texas
Put 30 seconds on the clock and get three players in three different lines outside the three-point line. The first player in each line shoots, gets the rebound, and passes to the next player in their line. This drill continues until the buzzer sounds. Then rotate each line after the buzzer.
The previous drills 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.