Shooting Off The Dribble - 30 Point Drill

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As mentioned in the video, this is a great drill that helps you improve your shooting off the dribble.  And you practice shooting free throws while tired with a little pressure.
The shooter starts near half court between each repetition.   The shooter runs to the cone and receives a pass a few feet behind the first cone. At each cone, the shooter takes three shots. 1 - Three-point shot after one dribble.  Worth three points. 2 - Dribble move to the left for a mid range jump shot.  Worth two points. 3 - Dribble move to the right for a mid range jump shot.  Worth two points. You can score a total of seven points at each cone.  This totals 28 points for all four cones. At the end of the drill, you shoot two free throws worth one point each.  This totals 30 points. A great score is above 23 points for one round.   Track your scores so you can track your improvements over time.  You can average your scores each week and month to see if you're improving.
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Vary Location Of Passer As mentioned in the video, you can also vary the position of the passer to simulate game passes. If you have just two players, the shooter can rebound each shot. If you have three players, you can have a rebounder, a passer, and a shooter.  You could also use two basketballs to practice more efficiently.
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Random Practice - Hand Signals A great way to transfer skill improvement to better shooting during games is to incorporate random practice. This simply means that for each repetition, the shooter's action is different.  This is how you shoot during a game.  You rarely shoot the same shot twice in a row. One way you can do that is by having the passer display hand signals after each pass. Hand together in front = shoot. Right fist out = first dribble is to the right. Left fist out = first dribble is to the left.
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Random Practice - Defender You can also add a defender.  The offense chooses an action. If the defender is too far away, the shooter immediately shoots after the dribble. If the defense is too close,  the shooter attacks and pulls up to shoot after the dribble move.
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Bring The Cones In Closer or Further! You can adjust the distance of the cones based on the player's skill level.  Some players will need the cones closer to the basket.  Advanced players may choose to increase the distance for a greater challenge. Basketball Shooting Camps If you'd like to learn how to develop a great shot, you can also check out these camps. Shooting Camps - This camp focuses almost entirely on shooting.  You will make the most progress improving your shooting technique and shooting range at this camp. Shooting, Ball Handling, and Finishing Camps - Since shooting is so important and repetition is so important to becoming a great shooter, a condensed version of the shooting camp is covered at this camp as well.  You learn what you need to know to become a great shooter.  You just don't spend quite as much time on shooting compared to the camp above.   This camp covers shooting, ball handling, and finishing.  You learn how to develop effective scoring moves off the dribble. You also learn crafty finishing moves around the basket to make more lay ups.  So the two camps are actually great complements to each other! Also, we wanted to remind you that many spring camps are starting soon and the 20% early-bird discount ends on Sunday, April 15th for the summer camps.




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Jim B says:
3/12/2018 at 9:11:26 AM

Good drill and info! You get lots of varied game shots and makes it fun for the players. Thanks for sharing.

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Coach Wayne (Tukwila Reign) says:
3/12/2018 at 11:32:31 AM

Players really enjoyed using the variable distances. Placed one shooter at each end of the court and made it a competitive event which worked very well.

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