Better Basketball | Five Favorite Shooting Drills from Drew Hanlen

Five Favorite Shooting Drills from Drew Hanlen

Five Favorite Shooting Drills from Drew Hanlen

Today we are featuring five of our favorite drills from Drew Hanlen’s 50 Shoot Drills on Video on Demand!

7 Drill

This drill is done with a 2 players, 1 shooter and 1 rebounder. The shooters starts at the elbow with a score of 7. They must sprint to the opposite sideline and run in for a catch & shoot shot at the elbow. Continue this sequence with the scoring system that follows.

Every shot made is -1 from score. Every miss is +1 (rebound the miss and lay it in).

Goal is to get the score to 0.

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Baseline Drift & Curls

Start with a line of players with balls on each wing. Players on one wing hammer drive baseline. As this starts to take place the player on the opposite wing passes to a coach, he then drifts to the corner to receive a pass from 1 for a shot. After passing, 1 curls to the elbow for a catch & shoot from the coach.

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Closeouts into Shots

This drill is performed with 1 shooter and 1 rebounder. The shooter starts by taking two big steps into a closeout on the wing. After performing the proper closeout then curl for a catch & shoot jump shot. This sequence is repeated for a pre-determined time or number of makes set by the coach.

Change this drill up by closing out to different spots and curling/pivoting in different directions.

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Defensive Slides into Shots

Player starts on the block without a ball while a coach/passer starts at the top of the key with a ball. Player starts on the block and defensive slides to the nearest sideline, touches and curls into shot. Player follows their shot and lays in any misses; pass the rebound back to the coach. Continue this sequence on both sides for time or number of makes.

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Pin-Down Catch & Shoot Drill

This drill starts with a line of players with balls in the corner and at the top of the key. Place a cone or chair on the wing to simulate a screen and a coach/passer on the block. The line in the corner feeds the coach in the post and uses a pin-down for a catch & shoot from a passer at the top. The passer at the top then flares for a catch & shoot pass from the post. Players need to rebound their own shots and switch lines.

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