Warrior Shooting Drill

This shooting drill was contributed by Joel Hueser FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library.

Coach Hueser is the Head Boys Coach at Papillion-LaVista South High School High School in Nebraska.

The comments along with each diagram are from Coach Hueser.

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Warrior Shooting is a great drill simulating a variety of cuts:
1) Basket Cut
2) Using a Pin Down
3) Using a Flare Screen and
4) Back Cut.

The purpose of this post is to get your thoughts going about creating a similar drill that incorporates the shots that your players get in games.

In addition to game spots, I like to have shooting drills include a scoring and timing element as well.

 

 

Shot #1 Worth 1 Point:

Shooter starts at halfcourt (or top of the key extended if space doesn’t allow), catches on the move and attacks the basket.

Points of Emphasis:

-Catch on the run and attack the basket with a 45 degree angle cut.

 

 

 

 

Shot #2 Worth 2 Points:

Shooter continues his cut to simulate using a pin down screen and shoots near the freethrow elbow.

Points of Emphasis:

-Emphasize inside-pivot.

 

 

 

 

Shot #2 Worth 2 Points:

Shooter continues his cut to simulate using a pin down screen and shoots near the freethrow elbow.

Points of Emphasis:

-Emphasize inside-pivot.

 

 

 

 

Shot #4 Worth 1 Points:
This will be the same as shot #1 but on the opposite side. There are two ways to do this: 1) Sprint to halfcourt, or 2) Cut hard to ball level and simulate a back cut. We prefer this more times than not.

Points of Emphasis:
-Shot #5 & #6 will also be the same as #2 & #3.
-After the 1st shooter is done, the passer becomes the shooter and the rebounder passes.
-Repeat this again, but start on the opposite side.

And, below is a short video demonstrating the drill

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