Balance Shooting Basketball Drill

Shooting Balance DrillsThis shooting drill is very fun for everyone and helps kids develop a shoot that will help them out against constantly better and more aggressive defense. Players are more athletic and with it faster those days, so we rarely have open shots per game. Hence this drill will improve out-of-balance shooting by focusing on balancing one leg and movement. Player 1 has the ball. When on the right side he/she raises his/her right knee to a 90-degree angle (like a layup). The player throws the ball with their right hand and catches it with his/her left under the knee. The player moves the ball through the leg and holds it with two hands while bending over and touching the cone in front of him/her. While bending the right leg has to be straight behind in a superman pose. After which he/she gets up, with the knee bent at 90 degrees, and shoots a shot without jumping.  This is done on both sides, while on the left you have the left leg up and catch the ball under it with the right.


Coaching Points:

  • Keep the knee high.
  • The arm does a follow-through and stays up until the ball passes the rim.
  • Make sure kids don’t rush and do it correctly.


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Srdjan Solkotovic
Srdjan Solkotovic
I am an international basketball coach, working around the globe spreading the love of basketball one country at a time. So far I worked in Serbia, China, and Romania, working as a youth and senior coach, creating camps, working individually with players preparing them for senior teams or USA college, and trying to work my way to the top. Currently working on getting my FIBA coaching license, while I am in possession of a Serbian Blue Coaching License and a Romanian "A" Coaching license.

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