10 Spot Shooting Drill

Here is a basketball drill that will allow you to improve your shooting while also improving some of the other subtleties that separate good players from bad players.

This basketball drill features high shot repetition, intensive pivot work, effective ball handling, agility and conditioning.


Pick 10 spots on the floor that you feel you will shoot from in your games. There should be 5 spots on one side of the basket and the same 5 on the other side. It is very important that you work on both sides of the basket.

Start under the basket with the ball. Toss a "spin out" to the first spot. A "spin out" is a toss of the ball on which you put significant backspin on. The backspin will force the ball to bounce up in the air instead of rolling away.

After tossing a spin out, chase the ball and catch it on the first bounce. Use a right foot pivot to square to the basket. Once squared, shoot the ball.


After shooting the ball, sprint after the rebound. If the shot missed, put it in the basket on the rebound. After rebounding, spin out to the 2nd spot, pivot and shoot.

After rebounding, spin out to the 3rd spot. Continue until you have shot from all 10 spots.

Once you finish the 10th spot, start again, going back the other way, using a left foot pivot.


After shooting from the 10th spot, go to the foul line and take 5 foul shots.

After your foul shots, begin again, using a different pivot.

Take 5 foul shots in between each rotation.

After using all your pivots, continue the drill using 1 dribble moves. Make the same move from all 10 spots, going both ways, using both pivot feet.

Set a goal of 300 shots, which would be 15 rotations going in both directions. That will also give you 75 shots.

Pivots to practice (using both feet as a pivot foot) Front pivot, inside pivot, drop-step to inside pivot.

Dribble moves to practice Jab and go, crossover, rocker.

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ahmet says:
3/27/2008 at 10:54:57 AM



Harry says:
3/27/2008 at 11:22:35 AM

Thanks, your information is right on time. Harry


Antonio Santos says:
3/27/2008 at 11:22:53 AM

Thank you, for this drill, y like, and is intense.


elder binga says:
3/27/2008 at 11:40:07 AM

gostaria que voces mim ensinase a melhora as minhas aulas ou seja os meus fundamentos


ar says:
3/27/2008 at 4:08:28 PM



John Ellis says:
3/27/2008 at 4:37:57 PM

this is an excellent shooting and conditioning drill----made our players tired


ojad revne says:
3/27/2008 at 5:25:58 PM

une jam i ri I am albanian I speak litell english


marc says:
3/27/2008 at 9:14:59 PM

thanks...it can really help to play well...


Kern says:
3/27/2008 at 11:20:42 PM

As Harry said, This drill is right on time. I was looking for a drill to do in the morning! Well i found it


Dr.wisam says:
3/28/2008 at 5:29:59 AM

Thank you


nick xanthos says:
3/28/2008 at 7:03:47 AM

Very very good


canice says:
3/28/2008 at 7:43:16 AM

i really like it. thanks for sending them to me


maury says:
3/28/2008 at 8:40:51 AM



Coach T. McCray says:
3/30/2008 at 3:58:50 AM

This drill is good


Shorub says:
3/30/2008 at 9:21:02 AM

Will try this..........


frankiej says:
3/30/2008 at 8:23:54 PM

looking forward to trying this cuase my son had this exact in our last game. thank u!


gangadhar says:
3/31/2008 at 3:53:27 AM

thank you


dodit says:
3/31/2008 at 5:22:04 AM

thank you very much


rebounder says:
3/31/2008 at 4:59:21 PM

i love basketbal


selim ismail says:
4/1/2008 at 8:27:53 AM



rizgar says:
4/4/2008 at 2:35:26 AM

your drills are great but it needs some daigrams
thank you


shafi says:
5/9/2008 at 7:28:09 AM

thanks man....i really appreciate it.........me n my bro hav improved our basketball real nicely


MOA says:
5/11/2008 at 12:40:19 PM

cool drill....really helped me a lott...keep up the good word...thx :D


MOA says:
5/11/2008 at 12:41:15 PM

i mean work***


kris says:
5/17/2008 at 9:45:00 PM



lidian says:
9/4/2008 at 9:50:15 AM

why do you choose 10 spot ,the aim of 10 spot ? why don't you choose 5 spot or other?thank you !


Joe Haefner says:
9/4/2008 at 11:41:37 AM

Hi Lidian,

We got this drill from Dave Hopla and we just used the same number of spots as he did. You could change the number to whatever you want.


austin says:
10/3/2008 at 10:30:39 AM



shane says:
10/4/2008 at 8:12:02 AM

austin u spelt thanks wrong lol its good drill


Kicker says:
10/6/2008 at 9:02:05 PM

Looks like a nice drill but i still dnt get how to do a "spin out" toss ? ? ? Can anyone pls describe an illustration of doing it in simple plain English.

Any help wud be highly appreciated. . .


Kicker says:
10/6/2008 at 9:15:10 PM

Ah! "SPIN Out!"
I SEE (glad 2 find out myself, hehe =)

Execellent workout. Thnx a bunch.
Rily good way of practicing accurate jump shots even if ur standing alone in the court.


aliwa says:
1/19/2009 at 4:16:29 AM

the drill requires the person who has mastered the act of shooting. the points are too far


kevin says:
1/22/2009 at 6:53:47 AM

i will do this drill coach, thank you


Tyler V. says:
7/27/2009 at 10:41:26 PM

I like this drill. THANKs! Im trying to join my High school basketball team. I just graduated 8th grade. I'll do these over the summer


Kennedy says:
8/13/2009 at 11:27:30 AM

this is awesome. i love this site! i really like basketball and i would like to go far with it! Thanks for this drill, its helped loads.


Patrick D. says:
10/23/2009 at 7:35:29 PM

This is exactly what i needed. I appreciate this. Now when I am home, I can work on my dribbling, handling, and shooting as a pointgaurd should. All I need to work on is how to deal with weak hand dribbles. Thank you and be blessed.


Alex says:
12/19/2009 at 3:18:04 PM

This is perfect for me. It is a very awesome drill and improves my shooting one hundred percent. Thanks!


Leslie says:
1/26/2010 at 3:50:04 PM

this has been in my regiment since middle school. haha I am glad that it is still being utilized. Once you are confident with your perimeter shot, the drill continues by enhancing your ability to drive to the paint.
Thank you!


CJ Alexander says:
1/27/2010 at 10:17:42 AM

This drill is a fun way to become more confident with the spot up jumper, shooting off the dribble, and shooting out of the triple threat position.

I recommend all you young basketball players (who struggle to get a good rhythm in game) to do this drill before and after each practice.


lourenco Buque says:
8/27/2011 at 7:22:39 PM

10 spot shooting,good drill,footwork squareup shooting. I've been use this drill,tossin the bal..


sheriff says:
10/26/2011 at 7:23:55 PM

awsome drill


waleed says:
11/27/2011 at 5:14:47 AM

thanks its agreat drill but what the level success of this drill and what should we score in basket .... can we use the punishment for motive the players ...thanks again


Terry says:
1/4/2012 at 6:45:48 PM

Thanks for the drill the kids really pushed themselves and seemed to learn a lot from taking all those shots. These drills have been very helpful.


john doe says:
1/5/2012 at 11:41:00 AM

test of the comment script


parthipan says:
1/15/2012 at 10:18:58 PM

Goal of 300 shots in a shooting session must be a right target for Indian standard,thanks for your tips!


anthony manalo says:
2/7/2012 at 4:58:59 AM

great!!!i learn a lot from you!!!thanks!!!


jarred says:
5/16/2012 at 10:46:47 PM

Hey there!
this stuff is great,

i have just started up a private 1-1, and 1-2 coaching business. I was wondering if you could possibly email me through all the drills from that section?

Would be amazing!


DrZaf says:
8/14/2012 at 10:04:21 AM

Great drill, thank you
I will practice as soon as the rain stops


Elijah says:
11/11/2012 at 7:39:23 AM

Thanks i've been trying to improve my shot off dribble!


Carlota says:
12/1/2012 at 5:41:49 AM

i don't understand very clearly, but anyway thanks


tianna says:
1/22/2013 at 2:15:42 PM



Andrew says:
2/20/2013 at 7:36:40 AM

When you are in offence do you have to keep low at almost all times like in defence? for e.g. when you are trying to break through


brian v. rodriguez says:
12/10/2013 at 1:39:12 AM

thank u very much,,this will help me on my ongoing training with my kids..this training is most likely d same with d training that we had wen i was a college varsity. Brian


J says:
8/1/2014 at 9:58:49 PM

Thank you; helpful tips


kyle says:
1/28/2015 at 11:35:28 AM



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