Short-Long Shooting Drill
Short-Long is a great shooting drill that improves your ability to shoot the basketball. Not to mention, it can be used as a great warm up drill as well.
- You get a high number of shooting repetitions in a short amount of time.
- You enhance your ability to step into your shot and shoot.
- You develop a quicker release.
- And it's a great conditioner.
This has been a staple of my shooting workouts ever since Don Kelbick introduced it. His NBA and pro guys will routinely shoot as many as 140 just as a warm up!!
Check out the video, diagrams, and progressions below....
Player starts a couple of steps behind the 3-point line. Player runs in to shoot from 7 to 10 feet (Short).
After the shot, player backpedals to starting position, changes direction and runs into next shot from 15 to 20 feet (Long.)
This continues for 10 shots. Player performs drill from 3 to 7 different spots.
You can also use variations such as:
- 20 shots per spot.
- 10 makes from each spot.
- 5 in a row from each spot.
Points of Emphasis
- Give the passer a target - Ten fingers to the ceiling.
- Be ready to shoot - Step into your shot as the pass is being thrown, not after you catch the ball.
- Legs loaded - Have your legs loaded and bent as the pass is coming.
- Sprint into shots to develop game-like feel.
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