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Competitive game to practise shooting this off-season

The shooter must make two consecutive shots from one position to advance to the next – the goal is to finish all seven spots before 90 seconds expire.

3 reasons to use this drill

  1. This is a simple, competitive drill two players can do without coach supervision.
  2. Dissuade players from just standing and shooting.
  3. Give them competitive games this offseason.

Setting up this drill is easy

  • There are seven shooting locations spaced around the 3-point line.
  • Use cones (as shown) or if players don’t have them, just be sure they do their best to evenly space the seven spots.

How to play

  • The partner passes to the shooter at the first spot.
  • The shooter takes a shot and continues to shoot from the first spot until two straight shots are made [1].
  • After making consecutive shots, the shooter moves to the next spot and executes the same actions [2].
  • Make two from the second spot and move to the third.
  • Continue this progression through all seven spots with focus becoming critical as a player’s legs get tired nearing the end of the drill [3].

Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill

Competitive game to practise shooting this off-season

Get the technique right to perform this play effectively

  • Players have 90 seconds to complete the progression.
  • Compete by seeing who finishes in the shortest amount of time.
  • Switch it up by tracking total number of attempts instead of time, and the winner is who completes the drill in fewest total shots.
Michael Austin

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