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Basketball Shooting Drill Video - Wing to Wing



This is 1 of the 12 shooting drills that we gave to anybody who purchased our Breakthrough Basketball Shooting Guide as an unadvertised bonus.

Don Kelbick was kind enough to supply us with these videos.

This is a great drill to work on shooting from the wing and the corner. You can practice flare cuts and cutting off of down screens.

Instructions:
  1. You need 1 passer, 1 shooter, and 1 rebounder.

    Passer stands at the top of the key or the opposite wing.

    Shooter starts at either the wing or the corner.

    Rebounder is standing near the basket.

    Pass and rebounder both start with a ball.

  2. When the shooter cuts toward either chair, the passer throws the ball to the shooter.

    As the player shoots, the rebounder throws the next ball to the passer and rebounds the current shot.

  3. The shooter cuts back and forth between the chairs.
On the cut from the corner to the wing, the shooter could pretend that a down screen has been set or that he's making a basic cut to the wing.

On the cut from the wing to the corner, the shooter could pretend that he is executing a flare cut.

Youth coaches can move the chairs closer to the hoop.

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Do you have any questions or suggestions for this drill? Let us know by leaving your comments...





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David Lyon says:
11/18/2008 at 2:17:00 AM

A good drill shame about the shooters footwork.

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Gavin Molloy says:
11/18/2008 at 3:29:18 AM

David, instead of being critical perhaps it would be more helpful to all of us if you had explained the correct footwork for the shooter.

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cheikh says:
11/18/2008 at 3:59:51 AM

I agree with Gavin. The shooter is doing one more step after he catches the ball. That is a traveling violation. For instance, when he come off the screen at the top, he should catch the ball and put his right foot simutaneously. Then, no more step is allowed. He should shoot the ball instead.

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Stoney says:
11/18/2008 at 10:42:56 AM

He is catching and taking two steps, so it is catch, one, two, shot. that is not going to be called alot. Maybe if he does that and puts it on the floor it would be called but you are allowed to catch and step into your shot. Perhaps someone that is an official can post an answer. Heck if he is taking just one step, then he is really in the clear.

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Brian says:
11/18/2008 at 11:05:46 AM

Good drill for passer too. Passer must lead the target. (My players are always passing to where their teammate is - not where they will be.)

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Ariel Rabe says:
11/19/2008 at 3:05:27 AM

An excellent drill for quick hitters.

The shooter should make a two-foot stop or a jump stop (for a possible quick penetration move) flexed knees, immediately squared up, exactly where the pass is received, don't go deeper to the corner. Using the flare or down screen with a one-piece shot I believe is a much better option. Understandably, what is on the video is not on game speed (where it is greatly possible that the defender,m2m, would be a step or two behind, possibly committing a foul while the shot attempt is being made). If it were, then the shot execution would be a well done thing, with no extra foot motion through proper shot spacing off a screen.

On the other hand, the passer is expected to dribble (fake moves, etc.) or pivot his way to make a perfect pass (a crisp bounce or shot pocket level pass) where the shooter will be able to receive or grip the ball well for the shot. The kids in our advanced level regularly do this two-ball shooting drill (below the 3-point line, no chairs only orange cones), but when receiving a pass I emphasize that their feet should hit the floor at the same time, flexed knees, ball at shot pocket level and feet squared-up. Results: eventually more conversions than missed ones.

Thanks a lot for this opportunity.

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HarryO says:
11/20/2014 at 2:22:19 PM

I thought you only get two steps off the dribble or off the pass going to the hole(basket)

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Rich says:
11/19/2008 at 6:52:15 AM

Great drill, but honestly the first thing I noticed too was the poor footwork of the shooter. He does travel almost every time he catches the ball because he takes his one-two step after he catches the pass.

There is nothing wrong with taking the one- two step (i actually prefer it over a jump stop because it is easier coming off screens that way), but he has to take the steps as he is catching the ball, not after it.

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Adrian McIntosh says:
11/22/2008 at 12:38:46 PM

Great instructional video. I worked with my team and they loved it. Instead, we gave no chance for the shooter to rest. The passer was asked to work on his chest passing at the top of the key and to make a skip pass through the two chairs.

At the same time, the rebounder had to crash the boards as if it were a game situation. Great drill guys.

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Joe H says:
12/1/2008 at 10:28:59 AM

I agree with the comments regarding the footworks. Whether or not it is a traveling violation is not the point.
I try and teach my kids that they need to get the shot off as quick as possible. When coming off a pick there is probably a defender chasing the shooter. If the shooter is in the habit of taking the steps before the shot the defender will have gotten around the pick.
The players should be trained to take that step just before receiving the pass. I go one step further and train my kids to also bend their knees just before receiving the pass and this way they go straight up with the shot after catching the ball. This avoids doing a down and up after receiving the pass. These are the fine points that should be practice to be game ready.

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espulgar charles kevin says:
12/4/2008 at 12:19:10 AM

all i can is "practice makes perfect"

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mad max says:
12/4/2008 at 9:08:38 AM

hi,
great video for training downtown shots. at the moment my shots from behind the three point line are terrible. out of ten i only knock down one or two shots. has anyone another tip for me how to train shots from downtown?

greatings

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Joe Haefner says:
12/4/2008 at 1:15:10 PM

Hi Mad Max,

First, perfect your form and technique close to the hoop. If you do not do this, your shot will very inconsistent from long range. If you would like to learn more about shooting range and technique, visit this link: http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/fundamentals/shooting-technique.html

Once, you do that. You can try the techniques at this link to improve your shooting range/distance: http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/fundamentals/shooting-range.html

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Kathik says:
12/11/2008 at 11:52:33 PM

How can i download this video? so i can show my players

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Joe Haefner says:
12/12/2008 at 1:01:32 PM

Sorry, Kathik. There is not a way to currently download the videos.

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Shane says:
12/27/2009 at 1:13:24 PM

He traveled throughout whole drill

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Gisela Argote says:
6/30/2010 at 9:10:52 PM

Hi I'm a basketball player and I used to take two steps before taking my shot and they called a traveling violation. So what I do now is take my steps before I catch the ball, that way I'll be ready to shoot. Very nice drill though.

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calvin says:
8/9/2010 at 9:25:30 AM

An excellent drill for quick hitters.

The shooter should make a two-foot stop or a jump stop (for a possible quick penetration move) flexed knees, immediately squared up, exactly where the pass is received, don't go deeper to the corner. Using the flare or down screen with a one-piece shot I believe is a much better option. Understandably, what is on the video is not on game speed (where it is greatly possible that the defender,m2m, would be a step or two behind, possibly committing a foul while the shot attempt is being made). If it were, then the shot execution would be a well done thing, with no extra foot motion through proper shot spacing off a screen.

On the other hand, the passer is expected to dribble (fake moves, etc.) or pivot his way to make a perfect pass (a crisp bounce or shot pocket level pass) where the shooter will be able to receive or grip the ball well for the shot. The kids in our advanced level regularly do this two-ball shooting drill (below the 3-point line, no chairs only orange cones), but when receiving a pass I emphasize that their feet should hit the floor at the same time, flexed knees, ball at shot pocket level and feet squared-up. Results: eventually more conversions than missed ones.

Thanks a lot for this opportunity

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Kareem Moore says:
1/5/2011 at 1:45:51 PM

Have you ever tried to do this drill called the wind shield. Its the same but you are going from baseline to baseline, not really watching your shot, but watching your footwork. This will help them get better on a number of things, like balance, conditioning, catch and shoot, and footwork.

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Joe Haefner says:
1/7/2011 at 10:46:11 AM

Kareem, that is a great drill, but I haven't used it lately. Thanks for the reminder!

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shlomo says:
11/2/2013 at 7:31:15 AM

Yep he is walking

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max says:
2/17/2014 at 6:03:22 PM

Want to be able to do this drill or any of these similar drills as often as possible, but I don't have 2 other people to help me out. Is there any other way I could do something similar to this but all by myself.

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Ken Sartini says:
2/17/2014 at 7:11:57 PM

Max -

You could do what we called a FLIP DRILL... this can help you with the footwork part... You need a partner to pass you the ball to get the pass/catch
part of it though.

Flip the ball out in front of you, catch and pivot and go into you shot.

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HarryO says:
11/20/2014 at 2:25:41 PM

You only get two steps off the dribble or off the pass going to the hole(basket)

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