Do you want to shoot like the greatest free-throw shooter to ever play the game? Look no further than Steve Nash’s drill to improve free-throw shooting. Nash made over 90% of his free-throws by using this simple drill.
The UCONN men’s basketball team used this drill during their national championship run in the 2013-14 season. In four out of six tournament games, they shot over 90% from the line. Overall, for the tournament, they shot a staggering 88% from the line (101 out of 115)!
The goal of this drill is to prevent the “paralysis by analysis” problem most players get while shooting free-throws in a game. It conditions the mind to get into a consistent rhythm at the free-throw line.
Steve Nash explains the drill in a few seconds. The shooter’s goal is to make as many free-throws as possible in a minute. There needs to be a rebounder to pass it back to the shooter.
Feel free to add any stipulations. For example, UCONN modified the drill to where the goal was to make 17 free-throws in a minute. If the goal was not complete, the shooter would run a sprint.
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