Teaching a player how to shoot the basketball is a complex process.
SHOOTING DRILLS & MAIN POINTS
B ALANCE TOE TO TARGET
E LBOW FORMS AN “L”, ELBOW ABOVE EYEBROW
E YES ON RIM NOT THE BALL
F OLLOWTHROUGH FREEZE THE FOLLOW THROUGH & GOOD BACK SPIN
1. BARROS DRILL – Start in very close to the basket. Make 20 shots from one spot. These shot do not have to be in a row. Then make 5 in a row from the same spot. Take a step back and repeat the drill (20 makes, 5 makes in a row from same spot). Continue until you cannot hit 5 in a row. When completing this drill use only ONE HAND one day, then the next day use TWO HANDS.
2. 7/7 – Pick two spots to shoot from (i.e. the elbows). Spin the ball to yourself and square to the basket and take the shot. The game starts at zero. If the shot goes in the player adds ONE point. If the player misses the shot he subtracts TWO points. The game ends when a player either reaches plus seven (in which case he wins) or minus seven (in which case he loses).
3. Lying down shooting rotations flip – A player should lay on his back and practice the proper backspin for his shot, (TAKE 100 SHOTS BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP).
BALL HANDLING DRILLS
1. AROUND THE HEAD 13. RICOCHET/WINDMILL
2. AROUND THE WAIST 14. DOUBLE RICOCHET
3. AROUND THE KNEES 15. DOUBLE LEG SINGLE LEG
4. HEAD, WAIST, KNEE – CORKSCREW 16. FINGER TIP SPINS
5. FlNGER TIP FIGURE EIGHT 17. BEHIND BACK CATCH
6. FIGURE EIGHT NO BOUNCE 18. KNEELING BETWEEN LEGS BOUNCE
7. ONE BOUNCE FIGURE EIGHT 19. DRIBBLE WALK (between the legs)
8. TWO BOUNCE FIGURE EIGHT 20. FIGURE EIGHT (run in place)
9. SPEED FIGURE EIGHT 21. SCISSORS DRIBBLE
10. FLIP 22. TOM TOM DRUM
11. FLOP 23. FINGER TIPS (10 EACH)
12. SPIDER DRILL 24. TYPE WRITER
TWO BALL DRILLS
1. Together 3. Crossover 5. Behind the back 7. Balancing two balls
2. Alternating 4. Windshield wipers 6. Between the legs 8. Two ball juggle