X Jump Shot

Drill Purpose

Teaches footwork, change of direction, shooting on the move.

Drill Instructions and Diagrams

Please note: Two balls are needed for this drill

  1. Put a chair on each elbow with the seat facing mid court. Put a ball on each chair.
  2. Player starts on the left block.
  1. Player cuts through the middle of the chairs, around the right chair. Player scoops the ball and takes a jump shot.
  1. Player then cuts directly to the right block.
  2. Upon reaching the block, player executes step-through footwork, cuts through the chairs and around the left chair for jump shot.
  1. If a re-bounder is available (2nd player, coach, etc.), he hustles after rebound and replaces it on the chair(s) and the shooter can go continuously.
  2. Drill can be run for attempt or makes. If there is a re-bounder, it can also be run for time or for a progressive number of rotations (2 shots the first time, 4 shots the next time, 6 shots next, etc.).

Teaching Points

  • Make hard cuts
  • Step footwork on the block to get the player back to the ball, is as important as any other footwork
  • Lean into your turn to make the change of direction easier and to maintain balance
  • Step into shot by stepping around the chair with your inside foot
  • Get low on the turn around of the chair for the jump shot and for the change of direction for the drive
  • Be sure to finish your shot before taking off for the 2nd ball
  • Be particular with regard to footwork. Good footwork not only means better shooting but will limit turnovers

What do you think? Let us know by leaving your comments, suggestions, and questions...


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gamaliel abregon III says:
8/13/2018 at 5:17:10 AM

shooting is the most infortant of the basketball because basketball many rule of play but shooting is the best because all score give us the man players shooter of the court...!!!that all my comment of the shooter to how give the many score!!and the quality of jump shot as control your self as a player!!


sabrina says:
11/6/2015 at 11:43:47 AM

i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Quamiane Lafleur says:
5/21/2014 at 8:58:57 AM

I am now playing Varsity for my high school basketball team!!!


Quamiane Lafleur says:
5/21/2014 at 8:58:20 AM



Quamiane Lafleur says:
5/21/2014 at 8:55:57 AM

I love the drills....they are very good.


Rizgar says:
7/14/2013 at 7:26:46 AM

Good stuff.......I like those drills.....


Zach H. PG #22 says:
3/23/2012 at 8:43:26 PM

I love the drills! I've bookmarked every drill. And ... thanks to you ... I made my middle school basketball team.


Coach Michael says:
1/2/2012 at 4:13:28 PM

Very creative, be blessed.


T.Walker says:
11/30/2011 at 9:44:09 AM

thats some neat stuff...it really helps on my game.


Jay Bartling says:
11/14/2011 at 11:24:08 AM

Man I will go home and try this pronto. *Hopefully this get me a better shot (its already pretty good but this will take it to that next level) if this works like i want it to i will give all respect to you


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