2 Change Jump Shooting (Video)

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2 Change Jump Shooting is a great drill for both ball handling and shooting. When done with high intensity, it is also very challenging.

Set up 2 cones in a straight line. In this example, they are set in the middle of the floor, but they could be anywhere as long as they are in a straight line with the front of the rim. They should be close enough to present a challenge while dribbling through them but far enough apart to allow for the change dribble.

Also in the video example, there is a third cone to the left. This is there to prevent excess lateral movement after the second change.

 2 change jumper 1

Shooter starts at, or near, mid-court.

Shooter drives the ball at the top cone, makes one change and then a second change at the second cone.

The second change dribble leads the shooter directly into his shot.

 2 change jumper 2

Care should be taken that proper footwork is used to facilitate the change of direct whle mataining balance for the shot.

Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.