This shooting drill came from the University of Washington Women’s Newsletter.
If you would like to subscribe, email me and I will forward your interest on to their staff.
This is what Assistant Coach Mike Neighbors said about the drill:
“Team shooting drill we did a number of times during the break and our team really likes it. Rare shooting drill that also forces them to pass, rebound, and communicate effectively. See if you can beat our records.”
Competitive Team Shooting Drill that takes about 8 minutes to complete.
Begin drill with 4 balls. 2 balls in each of the lines shown above and one line without balls.
The middle line passes to the corner. The player in the corner attempts a 2 or a 3.
After making the pass the player cuts to the top of the key where they receive a pass from the third line. The player at the top of the key attempts a 2 or 3…
The pattern continues to repeat itself for 1:00.
Quick rebounding and communication on rotations is key to keep the drill flowing and insure maximum possible attempts in the 1:00.
Tell your players that when they shoot it, they always rebound their own make/miss. They must then rotate to the proper line. Let them figure it out on their own.
This is part of the drill. Hopefully in time they will learn to follow the person that starts in front of them and the more you do the drill the more ways they will figure out to get more shots.
There will be some frustrating moments for you as the coach and for them too. But resist the urge to “tell them” how to rotate.
Them communicating and experimenting is part of the battle.
2 point makes are worth 2 points and 3 point makes are worth 3 points. On average we score 40-50 points per 1:00.
For the next 1:00 we simply move the lines to new spots so that we can shoot the two wing shots.
Scoring is the same. Rotations are the same.
Don’t be surprised though when simply moving the lines cause rotation issues. I can’t explain it, but it happens to every team we use it with.
For the third minute, you only need to move balls from the corner to the wing. Now you get shots in the corner and the back at the top again.
Once again scoring is the same.
For minute 4, 5, and 6 all we do is switch ends of the court. Too many teams only utilize one end of the court so this gets us equally number of shots on both ends.
For scoring purposes, we chart individual spot scores while also calculating an overall 6:00 total score. We use this score to measure ourselves and challenge ourselves to reach new goals as the season progresses.
If you have a large team it is possible to do it simultaneously on both ends with the switch after 3:00 minutes of shooting.
Our all time record is 368 points. Our average score per spot is 45.9 this year. Our all time high spot is 89.
We keep a board with our Top 10 scores on them and bring to practice on the days we use this drill. Players love to compete against themselves and your former teams.
This year we have been challenging other teams. I have shared the drill with some coaching buddies and they use it with their team. Tell you team some “other” team got a certain score and just watch them compete to beat it!!!
The more you do the drill, cut down the time in between spot and end rotations.
David Nurse says
I wish I could see of video of the Maryland shooting drill. I’m a visual learner.
Kenneth O Robinson says
Pretty cool shooting drill. If possible, could u guys forward my email to the University of Washington staff so that they can add my name to the list of coaches interested in getting coaching tips, drills, and ideas. Thank you
Chris Kusnerick says
Please add my email to their list. Love these ideas.
Hi Chris, thanks for the kind words. I will pass your email address along.
Ian Harper says
Please add my email address, would love more information.
Please can you add me to their list please? Thanks!
noel lopez says
please add my email great shooting drill
Coach P says
Great stuff, please add my email. Thanks!
Will do coach!
Will get your email address to Coach Neighbors.
Andre Williams says
Great shooting drill can you please forward my name to that email list.
Byron Conover says
can you also pass along my email address to Univ of Washington, so I can also be on their email list. Thank you
Please add me to the email list. Thank you