12 Things That GREAT Shooters Do

After many years of working with some of the best shooters in the world, I have learned that not everyone shoots the same way. However, there are some common threads, mostly mental, that run through with all great shooters.

Shooting from the high post opens up a world of possibilities.
Here, we make a diagonal cut to the high post and:
1. Inside pivot jump shot
2. Attack the overplay with a backdoor cut and a front pivot jump shot
3. Beat the help with a step through counter and attack the basket.

 A condensed version of a recent post workout. Most of the drills are there (missed the fast break trailer series), just cut out the breaks and the extra reps.

It's amazing what a little footwork, confidence and imagination can accomplish.

 A common post activity is to screen away for the opposite post and peel back to the ball. If the cutter goes high, the peel back is low. If the cutter goes low, the peel back is high.Here we work on peel back options and footwork. It's also a sneaky way to work in some conditioning.

 Pushing the defenser to the basket line with a drop step and a power dribble, shooter pivots on his inside foot for his shot.

An active, relevant, skill oriented warm up not only gets layers ready to play, but helps them improve quickly.

 Entering the low post from the wing, player dives to the block. He then uses a step thru pivot to get his inside shoulder and inside hip between his defender and the ball. He the steps up to receive the ball.

A condensed version of a recent post workout. Most of the drills are there (missed the fast break trailer series), just cut out the breaks and the extra reps.

This is a series where we are working the post player from the high post.

Fast Break Low Block, Block to Block provides great opportunity to work on conditioning, fast break and low post play all in one drill. Simulating a fast break action, shooter runs up the floor and then turns to attack the basket on the break. Shooter makes a diagonal cut to the block, as if on the break, receives the ball for his shot in the low post. Shooter then makes a block to block cut, as if the ball was reversed, and receives a pass for a second low post play. A great conditioner.

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