Ray Allen Shooting Drill

The Ray Allen shooting drill is a great drill that you can use for a shooting warm up or to end the workout in a fun, competitive manner. It can easily be adapted for beginners and pros. Check out the instructions, diagrams, and video below for more details.


There are 5 lines. From each line, there are 5 spots. This is approximately the distance on each shot:
Spot 1 - 4 Feet
Spot 2 - 8 Feet
Spot 3 - 12 Feet
Spot 4 - 16 Feet
Spot 5 - 20 Feet

You have to make a shot from spot 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in 5 consecutive shots in order to advance to the next line.

If you miss from any of the spots, you start over in that line. If you miss a shot in line 3, you start over from line 3. You don't go back to line 1.

Your goal is to finish all 5 lines in 2 minutes.

Wanted to give a special thanks to Kyle Wolf who is the shooter in the video below. Kyle is a 6'6 forward at Rockhurst High School (Class of 2013) in Kansas City, Missouri.


Regressions and Progressions To Make The Drill Easier or Harder Based on Skill Level:

  • Move back a spot after each make - Rather than making 5 shots in a row, you allow the players to move back a spot after each make even if they miss in between.
  • Use 3 or 4 Spots - Instead of using 5 spots, you can make it a little bit easier by only making them go to spot 3 or 4.
  • 6 Spots - For more advanced players, you can add an extra spot.
  • Kyle Korver Status - Make 25 shots in a row.



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Irish Baller says:
11/4/2017 at 10:12:13 AM

I'm almost 15 years old and have played for the capital etc before
This year I'm taking a step back from playing on teams other than my club itself as I play up in ages there and I am trying to focus this year on improving my shot and post plays
Going up through the ages we never went into shooting seriously (never taught how to shoot a 3 correctly and our bank shots were never a real focus)
At the moment I'm able to score at least 50% of my free throws and can score bank shots a lot of the time when I'm not under the basket as a post however my 3s do need quite a lot of work and I would like to be able to start shooting them in games
Any advice?

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Samuel says:
12/30/2016 at 10:59:10 PM

Hi ken I''''m 16 years old and I''''m getting better at shooting but sometimes my right hand changes and that''''''''s how I miss my shots can you tell me what can I do to fix that it would mean a lot

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Shana says:
8/11/2016 at 2:41:34 PM

I am 16 yrs old and 75 kg. I love playing basketball but hesitate when my classmates are playing because I feel that this game is for those who are thin. I control myself from touching balls while playing with them and sometimes they don't pass the ball to me during the game. I bought a basketball to play in my house and try shooting against my wall as I cant have a basket there. Could you please recommend some tips for improving game knowledge by practicing myself so that I can gain confidence while playing with my friends?

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Irish Baller says:
11/4/2017 at 10:20:13 AM

My friend is over 6 foot tall and has played for my country
Many people say to him y are you playing the game is for those who are skinny etc
But as for right this moment my friend is moving to America as he was scouted to play for 2 American teams and he is only 14. He is one of the best players I've ever seen play because he goes outside his house with no hoop and dribbles up and down his drive forwards and backwards trying out different skills to improve his confidence and also to improve his skill level. I have learnt so much from simply watching him practice outside his house. He showed me that you can work without a hoop and now everywhere I go if I've my basketball w me I take it out and start dribbling.

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Basketball kid says:
7/12/2016 at 11:54:57 AM

Do you have to do the five line five shot drill?

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Jeff says:
7/12/2016 at 6:06:13 PM

No you could just do 2, 3, or 4 lines to save time. Use your imagination to adjust the drill to suit your needs.

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Tyler says:
2/10/2016 at 4:58:15 PM

Hi ken im an unstoppable pg that shoots qlot of threes and keeps hitting off the rim and bouncing off.

ps can you respond ASAP

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Jonathan says:
11/1/2014 at 2:28:30 PM

hhmm.. dribbling? I've only been playing basketball for about a year, but kids already call me "the handler". Some of my friends ask me how to get handles like mine, so I told them the drills I use for ball handling:

1. ever heard of the spider drill? Dribble the ball between your legs as fast as you can until you mess up. don't worry, messing up is the only way you'll be able to get better at basketball.
2. wall drill: dribble back and forth between your hands as fast as you can, but meanwhile have your opposite hand touch the wall while your other hand was dribbled the ball. too complicated? no worries, theres many simpler drills out there.
3. spin the ball around your waist as fast as you can.
4.flick the ball back and forth between your hands while you are running

tips for when you are dribbling:
1. knees bent
2. head up
3.dont dribble any higher than your waist up.
4. BE A BEAST!!!

remember to warm up before actually scrimmaging. it will help a lot. also, don't be let down on the court. the state of mind will effect EVERYTHING in your game.

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Jonathan says:
10/25/2014 at 2:36:39 PM

hello everyone,

im Jonathan and i just turned 11. i know I'm not a coach, but i know any of you who can't dunk yet are all questioning ' how can I jump higher?' well, i had the same question cause all my friends were just swishing buckets over my head, and looked all over the place for tricks, and i'll sum it up in just a few simple tips:

1. jump off the balms of your feet, not your toes or heels
2. keep yourself vertical and upright on your jump
3. start the run in slow, then go faster and faster at a smooth pace. your last two steps should be the fastest and should have a powerful explosion. don't stutter your feet on the run in
4.keep your hip fim in its place. don't loosen it on the explosion

if you practice jumping like this and make it become something you will do automatically in your jump, you can CRITICALLY improve how high you can jump.

p.s. hey Ken Sartini way up there, I'm a HHHUUUUGGGEEE Bulls fan!!! So happy to see Rose back on the court. "too fast, too strong, too good!"

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Joe Haefner says:
8/18/2014 at 5:26:19 PM

Brylle, this may sound simple, but if you want to get faster...Get stronger, work on technique, and run.

Dribble the ball and pound the ball to improve the speed of the dribble.

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brylle says:
8/11/2014 at 10:19:11 AM

hi? I'm from the philippines.I'm 5'10 and i'm already 15,My problem is that I'm very slow when i'm penetrating the ball.And im slow in dribbling the ball too.Can you help me?

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Cathrine says:
7/24/2014 at 11:03:46 AM

Hi I need help on ball handling

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