5 Basketball Shooting Drills to Master your Shooting Technique

Basketball has evolved since the glory days of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Basketball savants are inspired by NBA Superstars. In the 90’s, the best players were incredibly athletic and had automatic mid range game.  You could hear trash talk at every park in the U.S.A. echoing, ‘’you can’t hold me, I can get to the rim whenever I want’’. Fast forward 20 years and now the general public is inspired by someone that looks like he get asked for I.D while purchasing a bottle of wine. Everyone wants to be like Steph Curry, or better yet, everyone wants to shoot like him.  Today, trash talk at locals gym are not settled by games of 1 on 1 but instead a shooting contest of who can shoot the furthest. Todays article will cover the my top 5 Basketball Shooting Drills to improve your shooting stroke. Check out the full video below to see it in action, and read the blog for more descriptions.

 

 

 

There is an old cliché of shooting is simply developed by repetition. True, but that doesn’t tell the full story. Although the cliché is factual, there is one thing missing. Shooting is developed by perfect repetition. The perfection begins by mastering your technique. Although, we all are guilty of wanting to migrate to the 3 point line, It is always best to work close to the basket first and slowly work your way out behind the line.  I’ve been a skills development trainer for over 10 years and I’ve helped develop some very talented shooters. Here are my favourite Basketball shooting drills to work and master your shooting technique. 

 

5 Basketball Shooting Drills to Master your Shooting Technique

#1 – Kneel Shooting – Basketball Shooting Drills

This drill is great for focusing exclusively on your form.  This drill eliminates the focus of your footwork and legs and helps you focus exclusively on your follow through and ensure you are shooting the basketball using one motion rhythm. Also, this drill is great for extending range.

 

Goals: Make 10 swishes (without touching the rim) before moving the box back approximately a foot. You can also use a chair as a substitute.

 

#2 – Chair Shooting – Basketball Shooting Drills

This drill is great for focusing on the use of your legs on your shot. Sitting down forces you can stay low and also helps with those that have a hitch on their shot.

 

Goals: Make 10 swishes (without touching the rim) before moving the box back approximately a foot.

 

#3 – Floor touches – Basketball Shooting Drills

This drill is great for building rhythm for your shot. Making contact with the ball and the floor will help you practice on shooting with one motion.

 

Goals: Make 10 swishes (without touching the rim) on all 5 spots right in front of the rim.

 

#4 – Pound/wraps – Basketball Shooting Drills

This drill is great for working on shooting off the dribble or pull-up jump shots.

 

Goals: Make 10 swishes (without touching the rim) on all 5 spots right in front of the rim.

 

#5 – Hinge Form Shoot – Basketball Shooting Drills

This drill is great for working on touch as it forces you to get the ball up which is great for shooters with a flat arch.

 

Goals: Make 10 swishes (without touching the rim) on all 5 spots right in front of the rim.