Off the Dribble Form Shooting – Shooting Drill

Off the Dribble Form Shooting

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How the Drill Works:

Players practice the 1-2 step or the hop two times with a pump fake and then use the 1-2 step or the hop to shoot a jump shot.

Purpose:

To teach players to shoot off the dribble using either the 1-2 step or the hop with the correct footwork and while balanced. A great drill for players that are usually off balance when they shoot after dribbling.

Setup:

  • Every player must have a basketball
  • Three lines a couple of metres out from the three-point line.
  • Similar number of players in each line.

Form Instructions:

1-2 Step Shooting Form

1. Players start each rep in the triple threat stance.

2. Players bounce the ball at the same time that they step with the dominant shooting foot (right foot for right handers and left foot for left handers).

3. Gather the basketball by planting the non-dominant shooting foot (which is now their pivot foot) and then shoot as they step through with their dominant shooting foot.

Example – Right Handed Player

  • Start in triple threat stance.
  • Bounce the ball at the same time as they step with their right foot.
  • Gather the ball by planting the left and then stepping up with the right foot before shooting.

The Hop Shooting Form

1. Players start each rep in the triple threat stance.

2. Players bounce the ball at the same time that they step with either foot (personal preference).

3. They then push off the foot they stepped with into a small hop and land with both feet at the same time before raising up for the shot.

Drill Instructions:

off the dribble1. The first thing you must do is show the players the correct footwork to use using the form instructions above.

2. The first player in each line practices the form 3 times. The first two times end in a pump fake and the third time ends in a jump shot.

3. After receiving your own rebound join another line.

Scoring System:

  • No scoring system.
  • Run the drill for coaches desired amount of time. Usually 3 – 5 minutes.

Variations:

Add More Lines – If you’ve got a large amount of players you can add more lines so that players can have more repetitions. Try not to have too many though because it makes it hard for the coaches to watch and make corrections to form.

Use the Hop or the 1-2 Step – Teach the players how to shoot using both and then I’m of the mindset that you should let each individual player decide which one feels more comfortable to them.


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