5/5/5 (Video)

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5/5/5 is a great drill we use as a warm up. It provides high repetitions in a short period of time and is great for footwork, timing and rhythm.


We have 3 chair rules for all shooting drills

Always step with the inside foot

Step as close to the side of the chair as possible

Step in to shoot the ball

Using the “chair rules” above the shooter takes 5 shots going to his left, 5 shots going to his right and the 5 shots, alternating direction.

5/5/5 sets up with a shooter, rebounder and a passer

There are markers for the spots. They are set so each spot is progressively longer than the previous one.

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 Shoot steps toward the ball, with his inside foot, to the ball side of the marker and recieves the pass.  5-5-5 2
 After catching the pass, shooter shoots and then resets to has starting position  5-5-5 3
 Shooter then comes toward the ball for his next shot.  5-5-5 4
After shooting 5 shots coming toward the ball, the shooter then repeats the action going away from the ball 5-5-5 5

After shooting 5 shots going away from the ball, shooter then alternates sides, first coming toward the ball and then stepping away from the ball for 5 shots.


Shooter progresses from spot to spot, shooting 5 shots each way and 5 shots alternating at each spot.

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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.