Intensity Jumpshots (Video)

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Intensity Jump Shots excellent drill for shooting repetitions and for conditioning. It requires changes of direction, for game type movement, excellent footwork, for balance and speed and good conditioning. It also serves as a basis for many more drills that will allow you to work on a variety of skills.


The court is set with a chair on each elbow, seat facing mid-court, with a ball on each chair.

We need a shooter, a rebounder and a ball placer. If there are only 2 players, the rebounder also serves as the ball placer. The shooter starts under the basket.

 Intesity Jump Shots 1

The shooter cuts up the lane, inside the chairs, turns to the outside, and in one motion, scoops the ball off the chair, steps with his inside foot, toward the basket and takes a jumpshot. 

The rebounder grabs the rebound and passes it to the ball placer who replaces the ball back on the chair.

 Intesity Jump Shots 2
After shooting, the shooter cuts to the opposite block  Intesity Jump Shots 3
 The shooter then repeats the same action on the other chair.  Intesity Jump Shots 4
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.