Today we'll be showing you 2 basketball shooting drills that can really help you shoot a basketball better, faster, in real games.
We are in a time of basketball where shooting the basketball well is super important.
If you can't shoot the basketball well then you probably won't be on the court.
Big guys can shoot, all positions, all players pretty much can shoot.
The guys that can't shoot, are super, super athletic, super quick and have other intangibles.
Guys like Rondo, Westbrook, John Wall, they're not the best shooters…
But they're extremely gifted athletic-wise and speed-wise.
Unless you have skills and ability like that, you're not going be able to play in any game unless you can hit shots from the outside.
Today we're gonna be going over some drills that can really help you improve your jump shot in real game situations.
Any of us can come out and stand and shoot a hundred shots and we'll feel good about ourselves…
But then we get in the game and it's completely different.
We have to train how we're going to play in games.
Or at least try to speed it up a little and take shots that we would in games to the best of our ability…
Because you can't really simulate the game all the way.
It's just something different about being in the game…
But the best thing that you can do is put yourself in the same positions.
We love to add some type of conditioning and add some game specific things in it as well.
Simple Shooting Drill To Improve Shooting and Spike Conditioning
For the first drill we have five spots.
We have the corners, the wings, the top.
When you're shooting from the corner the majority of the time it's gonna be a stationary three.
That's because there isn't that much room to move around here.
That's how we start the basketball shooting drill.
Take the shot, get the rebound, and simulate the same thing in the next corner.
Next, you'll shoot from that same side wing.
When we get to the wings, think about about a lot of shots that come off the wing are from those picks.
So we're gonna practice spinning the ball to ourself, catching and shooting.
Start in the corners, move to wings and finish at the top of the key.
Add A Simple Counter Move To Become More Lethal
So the next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna run through each shot again…
But this time we're adding quick pump fake, attack, step back, get back behind the three.
You must know how to read the defender.
If you pump fake and your defender runs at you but doesn't jump then you'll probably have to step back.
If he jumps by you then all you have to do take that quick step and shot.
So again, you have to read your defender…
But I think it will come naturally.
So as you can tell…
Basketball is a simple game.
When it comes to scoring the ball, you don't need too many moves to actually be a great scorer.
So in these drills we're practicing basic shots and then we add simple pump fakes and quick counter moves to become more effective.
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