22 Basketball Team Shooting Drills for Coaches

By Joe Haefner

22 Basketball Team Shooting Drills for Coaches

Below, you’ll find 22 very effective shooting drills for basketball coaches to use during team practices.

3 Moves To Finish Through Contact

By Joe Haefner

3 Moves To Finish Through Contact

Here are three great moves to help you finish through contact.

Coach Jim Huber also shows you some great ways to…

Competitive 1 on 1 Shooting Drill To Teach Curls & Fades

By Joe Haefner

Competitive 1 on 1 Shooting Drill To Teach Curls & Fades

This drill teaches players how to attack a down screen using a curl cut or fade cut. In the video, Coach Huber teaches that when the defender trails the screen, you…

Basketball Shooting & Ball Handling Workouts For Serious Players – Videos With 17 Drills

By Joe Haefner

Basketball Shooting & Ball Handling Workouts For Serious Players – Videos With 17 Drills

This is a high-level ball handling & shooting workout for serious players. It was developed by NBA skills trainer Don Kelbick. While there is plenty of dribbling and finishing, this workout puts an emphasis on…

Slob Play – Get Your Best Shooter A Clean Look at Top of Key

By Joe Haefner

Slob Play – Get Your Best Shooter A Clean Look at Top of Key

This sideline out of bounds play is designed to get your best shooter…

The Quickest & Most Accurate Shooting Release in College Basketball – You Should Study This Technique

By Joe Haefner

The Quickest & Most Accurate Shooting Release in College Basketball – You Should Study This Technique

Shooting is the most important skill in basketball; after all, games are won by…

Advanced Shooting Workout – Make 2

By Joe Haefner

Advanced Shooting Workout – Make 2

This is an advanced workout from our Breakthrough Shooting eBooks and Audio package. Instead of shooting the ball…

Why Kyle Korver Is One Of The Best Shooters In The World

By Joe Haefner

From Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau:

“It’s a tribute to the way he works at it, the way he studies, prepares; his offseason conditioning work he puts in is incredible. It’s not an accident what he’s doing. Everyone knows it’s coming. He knows how to get open, he plays for the team. He’s a star in his own way; he’s always embraced his role, always played for the team, a great pro. The numbers say that (he’s among the elite all time shooters).”

 

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer:

“Kyle’s getting better. His footwork, ability to read screens, understand the offense. He’s an incredible shooter. I was blown away with how he shot it last year and now percentage wise he’s shooting it even better. The league has had some pretty amazing shooters without getting into names. For me in a season and 20, 25 games, I personally haven’t seen anyone on a night in and night out shoot it better.”

 

If you like quotes from coaches and players like these, check out Steve Finamore’s blog: Playing The Right Way. That’s where I get most of these.

 

 

 

How To Instantly Become Quicker Without Running or Lifting Weights

By Joe Haefner

How To Instantly Become Quicker Without Running or Lifting Weights

What if I told you that you wouldn’t have to spend one second running or lifting weights in order to be quicker. Would you be interested? I know that I sure would! Well, the concept is quite simple…

10 Shooting Tips From The Legendary Dave Hopla

By Joe Haefner

Below is a video of the legendary Dave Hopla talking about shooting.  Below the video you will find 10 tips to improve your shooting that he mentions in the video.

For those of you who don’t know Dave Hopla, he is one of the most highly regarded shooting experts in the world. He has worked for and been consulted by numerous college and NBA teams.

If you ever get the privilege of attending one of his shooting clinics, you will be amazed. He makes 98% to 99% of his shots while giving a lecture at the same time. It is truly amazing.

Dave Hopla also holds the world record for hitting 18 NBA 3-Pointers in 1 minute with 1 ball and 1 passer.

  1. Practice form shooting.
  2. Confidence and Visualization are very important.
  3. You gain confidence through repetition.
  4. You should keep track of shots.  When you record your shots, this leads to you seeing that you’re getting better, and this leads to more confidence and success.
  5. You should always think you’re going to swish the next shot.
  6. Consistency is the mark of greatness.
  7. Target is on the center of the basket.
  8. Adjust the size of the ball and the height of the rim to the age and size of the kid.  Europe has done this for years.
  9. Best way to become a great scorer is to get time to get your shot off.  The best way to get time is to run through screens.
  10. Anyone can become a good shooter.  You need to challenge yourself, track yourself, and put in extra time.  Ray Allen comes to the gym four hours before a game.  Kobe Bryant is the first one in the gym.  Michael Jordan had the breakfast club.