A New Unique Way To Practice Free Throws And Add Pressure
This is a unique way to practice free throws.
We all know that it's nearly impossible to simulate an actual free throw that occurs during games. However, here is a great way to apply additional pressure in a practice setting.
You play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5. However, the rules are slightly different.
Rule #1 - A made basket gives you the right to shoot free throws
When you make a basket while playing, you do NOT earn a point. However, you earn the right to shoot free throws which can earn you points.
A made two point basket earns two free throw attempts.
A made three point basket earns three free throw attempts.
Rule #2 - Stay on offense when you make one free throw
If you make one free throw, you get to stay on offense and keep the ball. It's a variation of make-it, take-it with free throws.
Rule #3 - To score points, you must make two or three free throws for each set that you shoot
After one made free throw for each set, each additional make adds one point to the team score.
1. If no free throws are made, then the team will lose possession of the ball. Offense and defense switches.
2. If only one free throw is made, then the team will maintain possession but earn zero points.
3. If a second free throw is made, then the team will maintain possession and add one point to the team score.
4. If a player shoots three free throws and makes all three, then the team will maintain possession and add two points to the team score.
Depending on your preference, you can also add a rule that a player shoots free throws when fouled on a shot attempt.
A special thanks to Sergio Masferrer for sharing the drill and idea. Sergio is a Spanish coach now residing in the Netherlands.
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