Drive and Kick Drill – Shooting Drill

Drive and Kick Drill

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Purpose:

This drill teaches your players how to explode off the dribble and attack gaps in the defense, forcing defenders to help, before passing it out to a teammate for an open shot. To keep the drill fun and competitive, the last player takes a shot from the corner.

Setup:

  • One player under the ring with a basketball.
  • One player on each corner and one at the top of the key.
  • The rest of your players on the baseline waiting to come in.

Instructions:drive-and-kick

1. The player with the ball under the ring will pass it to 3 in the corner and then fill their place.

2. 3 will attack the key with two hard dribbles before passing to 2 at the top of the key and then fill their place.

3. 2 will also attack the key with two hard dribbles before passing to 4 and then will fill their place.

4. 4 will take the shot from the corner and then join the end of the line.

5. The next person in the line out of bounds will rebound the shot by 4 and pass it to the corner.

6. Repeat for the required amount of minutes.

Scoring System:

  • Can run the drill as a full team or split the group in half and use both ends of the court.
  • The drill is run against a time limit. I usually run it for 2 or 3 minutes.

1. The corner three-pointer is worth 3 points.

2. If the rebounder catches the ball before it hits the ground a put-back is worth 2 points.

Variations:

Time – Vary the amount of time you run this drill depending on the age of your players.

Shot Distance – If you’re coaching young players you can move the shooting corner in a bit and allow them to shoot from the mid-range.

Change Direction – Make sure you change the direction up half-way so that players are practicing to be confident driving with either hand.

One Hand or Two Hand Passing – While I believe young youth players should certainly master the two-handed pass first, as players get older they must get used to passing with one hand off the dribble.

Practice Shot Fakes and Jabs – This is also a great drill to teach shot fakes and jabs before being explosive with correct footwork. Each time a player receives the ball get them to make a fake before driving.

Have you used this drill with your team? I’d love to hear any other variations or changes you’d make to the drill.