The aim is to improve shooting technique. 10 cones can be placed randomly between the 3 point line and the basket. A player starts at one of the cones and shoots for the basket using the one-hand set shot. When the player makes a shot they quickly move to another cone, until shots have been made at all positions.


Basketball Shooting Drills


  • Repeat the drill with weaker arm
  • Use the jump shot

Coaching Points

  • When performing the one-hand set shot it is vital that the player keeps their eyes on the target, with feet shoulder width apart, and knees slightly bent. The non-shooting hand should be under the ball and the shooting hand at the back of the ball, with the elbow tucked in. The ball should be held between the ear and shoulder. The next phase would be to extend the legs, back, shoulders, and elbow, then flex the wrist, and fingers forwards and release the ball at the highest point. After release fingers should be pointed at the target, with the palm facing down.
  • The jump shot is much the same as the one-hand set shot, except the player has to jump before releasing the ball, to get closer to the basket, or avoid an opposing players block.

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