The purpose of the form progression basketball shooting drill is to help develop the proper fundamentals when shooting the ball, and build up to game shots. Whether you are a player that is just learning to shoot, or you are already a good shooter, this is a great drill to do. It will help to build up your fundamentals or refresh them if you have already been playing for a long time. It is also something that you can do without putting a lot of strain on your body, so it is a great basketball drill to do in season or along with your workouts.
One of the biggest things to focus on is learning the correct way to shoot and then practicing it the same way every time. This will help you develop that muscle memory that will translate into game shooting and help you become a better shooter.
Drill Name: Form Progression Basketball Shooting Drill
Drill Goal: Develop your shooting fundamentals.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
Tips: Keep your shot smooth and fluid and raise up slightly on your toes as you shoot the ball. Hold your follow through and stay in your shot until you make or miss. As you get farther out you may have to slightly jump.
Directions: Player is going to start with a basketball right in front of the rim. They are going to take the ball in their shooting hand and shoot the ball with one hand. Once the player makes 5 shots from that one spot they are going to take a big step backwards and make 5 more shots. They will continue this all the way out to their comfort zone (once the player starts to struggle shooting the ball with the proper form) and then come back in to the first spot they started. Now they are going to repeat the drill but this time they are going to use their guide hand and once they get to about the free throw line they are going to start jumping on their shot. Once again the player is going to go out until they start to struggle shooting with the proper form. The drill is over after this.
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