PGC Fast Break: Spin Ball Shooting

This drill gives ath­letes the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op and refine habits that evolve into great shoot­ing skills.

PGC Fast Break: Spin Ball Shooting

This drill gives ath­letes the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op and refine habits that evolve into great shoot­ing skills.

Bobby Knight called the abil­i­ty to shoot con­sis­tent­ly the num­ber one skill a play­er needs.” Solid shoot­ers are invalu­able to their teams — but their tal­ent is no acci­dent. Successful, con­sis­tent shoot­ing is direct­ly relat­ed to the amount of time an ath­lete spends work­ing on their technique.

The best meth­ods to improve shoot­ing tech­nique are sim­ple, repeat­able and effec­tive — exact­ly what our lat­est PGC Basketball work­out offers. This drill gives ath­letes the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op and refine habits that evolve into great shoot­ing skills.

Spin ball shooting

As your play­ers progress through this exer­cise, they’ll con­cen­trate on three key areas of their shoot­ing technique:

  • Balance
  • Footwork
  • Freezing the finish

This drill has two lev­els of dif­fi­cul­ty, catch and shoot (lev­el one) and off the drib­ble (lev­el two). Once play­ers are com­fort­able at lev­el one, they can advance to lev­el two, adding the shot fake and drib­ble. At lev­el two, it’s impor­tant to focus on the inside-out foot­work of the Boom 1 – 2 jumper.

Like what you see? Don’t miss the oth­er drills in this series — The GauntletOne-Minute FinishOutlet and FinishCommunication DefenseBall Screen ReadsAttack the CloseoutPost Four Deep and Ladder Ball-Handling.

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