Ages: All Ages Youth Middle School High School+
Purpose of the Drill:
This fun shooting game creates a team atmosphere because it makes the players work together to achieve a goal. It also conditions and demands focus. You can use this as a great way to liven up a practice or to end practice on a positive note.
This drill will work with a minimum of 6 players and a max of 20 players. With numbers less than 12, you could use just one side of the court.
- You need two people to track the number of makes. One on each half of the court. You will combine the total at the end.
- First person in each line has a ball.
- On command, each person shoots the ball.
- After the shot, each shooter sprints to get the rebound and passes it to the next person in line. Then, the shooter immediately sprints to the line on the other side.
- The next shooter immediately shoots and repeats the process.
Points of Emphasis:
- Demand good passes from the rebounders.
- Make sure shooters are ready: hand target, knees bent, butt back, eyes up, fingers pointing to the ceiling.
- Sprint. It's important that players sprint after their rebounds and sprint to the opposite side of the court.
- You can change the goals however you would like. I like to start small and increase the goal as the season starts. Based on your team's skill level, you'll get a good feel for what your goals should be after running this drill once.
- Here are some sample goals:
- College - 130 in 4 minutes.
- High School - 110 in 4 minutes.
- Middle School - 80 in 4 minutes.
- Youth - 50 in 4 minutes.
- If you only have 2 lines instead of 4 lines, divide the goals by 2.