The purpose of this drill is to improve your stationary basketball moves when you have the ball - including shots, jabs, footwork, and beating the defense.
Drill Instructions and Diagrams
- Set up a chair just outside your shooting range at the foul line extended. The seat of the chair should be facing the basket.
- Put a ball on the chair
- Player starts under the basket.
- Player cuts to the chair, jump stops, picks up the ball and puts it in shooting position.
- Player pivots, squares to the basket and takes a shot.
- Player rebounds his own shot. If he misses he must score the rebound.
- After rebounding, player dribbles hard, working on this handle by using a variety of dribble moves, back to the chair.
- Player touches the ball to the seat of the chair, pivots and shoots again. Repeat the series for 5 shots.
- Continue the drill but now when player picks ball off the chair and pivots, add a jab, then shot. Continue for 5 shots
- Continue the drill but now when player picks ball off the chair and pivots, add a jab and go, 1 dribble to the basket of pull up jumper.
- Continue the drill but now when player picks ball off the chair and pivots, add a jab and crossover, 1 dribble to a lay-up or pull up.
- Be sure to practice all your pivots (front pivot, inside pivot, etc) with both feet and on both sides.
- Really emphasize picking the ball up and putting it in shooting position
- Jab should be a short step, not taking you out of shooting position
- No "Negative" steps. Players have a tendency to step backwards when recovering from a jab. There is no need to do that.
- Dribbles should be looooong, thinking "Lay-up."
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