4) At a basket
Close to a basket, with the shooting hand under the ball at waist level, other hand behind your back, raise the ball into the shooting platform ("waiter" position), shoot, finish on toes, follow through, 10-20 reps, try for a swish each time, no rim or backboard.
Progression - add the guide hand.
Range-finder option - move one step back on 3 makes in a row, in on 3 misses in a row; repeat with weak hand, see Dave Smart beat the pro.
Form shoot in pairs with one ball, option to let the ball bounce (progression - try to hit a line on the floor running between the two players).
Frankston Blues - aim to land the ball on your partner's head.
Progression - one player passes to the other, who shoots back.
Shoot at a basket while sitting on the edge of a chair.
highperformancebasketball.ca - rise off the chair and shoot in one motion.
7) Backboard drills
- from in front, shoot off a top corner of the backboard so that the ball returns to your shooting position without moving your hands (otherwise jump behind the ball)
- from the side, shoot off the side of the backboard
- from an angle, shoot off the corner where the front and side of the backboard meet.
Brenda Frese - two players at each basket, one on each side facing the backboard, sit (low in an invisible chair), present hands (hold the ball low as if catching a pass), take the ball into the shot pocket, shoot, high off the backboard, 25 reps.
Adam Filippi - shooting mechanics
- shoot the ball to yourself, then at a basket, begin at close range, move back
- one-hand form shooting (option - use the guide hand to raise the ball from the shot pocket, then take it off)
- two-hand form shooting
- lying on your back
- sitting on a chair
- sitting on the floor (legs crossed or open)
- wrist-only drill - in front of the basket, shooting arm fully extended, shoot using your wrist, put the two shooting fingers in the basket (index and middle finger)
- wrist-flexibility - pull the two shooting fingers back with your non-shooting hand and let go, snapping your wrist
- line shooting with a partner
- side of the backboard drill - one-hand or two-hand form shooting, then set shots, then jump shots
- wall shooting
- elbow-in drill - hold the ball in your shot pocket, raise the ball above your eyes (Rick Torbett's ready position) then back down again, elbow in, repeat
- sit on a chair, rise to a standing position and shoot on your toes (progression - jump shot)
-step-in drill - catch with shooting foot back, step into your shot motion (don't raise your hips, reload, or dip with the ball).