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2 Man Shooting Drills

Here are several partner shooting drills. Have each player get a partner and use all of your baskets. Make sure players receive the pass in triple threat position, and use correct shooting form (See Set Shot shooting form).

Drill #1, Catch and Shoot.

Drill #2, Ball Fake and Shoot Jumper.
Follow the same procedure as in Drill #1, but this time have your shooter first make a ball fake or jab step, move around the defender using no more than one or two dribbles, and then shoot the jump shot. He can move in either direction, using a pump fake and moving right, or a ball fake and crossover dribble to his left.

Drill #3, Fake and Drive for the Lay-up.
Again, the same procedure is used. This time the receiver makes a shot fake and explodes through the defender (rub off his shoulder) for the drive to the hoop and lay-up.

Drill #4, Anything Goes!
Same procedure as above, but now the shooter has all of the above options and the defender plays all out defense.

Drill #5, Elbow Shooting.

The elbow shooting drill can be modified. You can have the shooter catch the ball, make a shot fake, cross-over dribble to the middle of the paint (between the free throw line and the circle hash marks) for the short jumper. This is especially useful for your post players, helping them to acquire that "soft touch" on the short, point blank jumper.

Pairs-Shooting Drill

This drill will help shooting, spotting up, and will emphasize that shooters should follow their shots. In addition, this drill also helps passing skills.

Each player gets a partner, preferably with another player who plays a similar position. That is, the a perimeter player should pair up with another perimeter player, and post players should pair up together. Each pair has a ball. Use all the baskets in the gym.

The Drill:
For perimeter players: One player starts on the right wing (player #1) and the other starts opposite on the left wing (player #2). Player #1 on the right wing shoots, follows her shot, rebounds and passes out to her partner (#2) on the left wing. Player #1 then spots up at another place on the perimeter. Player #2 takes her shot, follows it, rebounds, and passes to #1, who is now spotted up in a different location. This rotation continues, with the players moving around to all the locations that they will normally shoot from in a game... corners, top of the key, etc.

For post players: Use the same drill as above except the post players should be taking their shots inside, in the paint, around the hoop, and can actually work on their post-up moves. After rebounding, the player can dribble the ball out and pass down into the post to his partner.

Make sure the shooters are squared up, using good technique, elbow in, follow through, no drifting sideways, no dribbling. Shooters should receive the ball in "triple threat" position. Make sure the passes are sharp and accurate. Players should sprint after the ball and to their shooting spots... no loafing! Do this for several minutes, blow the whistle, and have the pairs rotate baskets.

For a variation, do the same drill but instead of spot stationary shooting, have the shooter fake the shot, dribble adjust, and then take the jumper.

Drills courtesy of www.coachesclipboard.net