When it comes to basketball, being one step ahead of your opponents is critical to success. It takes a lot of work to become good at something like that.
The ball may not always be where you want it to be on the field. Making room for oneself on the floor is possible with practice and the correct set of abilities.
Your skills in ball handling and dribble shooting with a basketball hoop rebounder will improve with the exercises in this article.
Warm Up – Form Shooting – 10 Shots, 3 to 5 Spots
Make sure you’ve warmed up thoroughly before you get started with the off-the-dribble shooting. Get your heart rate up by jogging, skipping, or doing jumping jacks, and using the rebounding net basketball.
For starters, you should begin every shooting session with a form shooting practice. As a result, you’re able to practice and perfect your shooting technique.
Form Shooting may be done by standing under the basket and taking a step outside of it when you are directly beneath it. You’ll have plenty of space to practice form shooting at this location.
With your feet shoulder-width apart and your dominant foot slightly forward, you should maintain a low and balanced stance. Players with right-handed hands will use their right foot, while those with left-handed hands will use their left one.
You should also make sure that your shooting arm(s) is/are in an L-shape, with your elbow precisely on top of and the right knee directly below and towards the hoop.
While in this posture, focus on getting some movements going while maintaining a firm grasp on the finish. A 45-degree angle toward the basket is the ideal follow-through angle. Always release the ball at a level that is neither too high nor too low.
Aim for a total of ten shots from three to five locations. Make yourself at home by putting the ball in the hoop.
Stationary Shooting Off The Dribble Drill
The stationary off-the-dribble shooting may begin once you’ve completed form shooting.
Three distinct motions will be used in this practice. The Double Cross Over, Double Behind the Back, and Double Scissors are all exercises you’ll be working on today.
Position yourself correctly before doing any of these maneuvers. Position yourself in front of the free-throw line, with the ball close to you, and keep your eyes fixed on the hoop.
- Double Cross Over
A player does a crossover when they dribble the ball from one side of their body to the other. To confuse the opponent, this tactic is often used.
Make sure you’re near the free-throw line while doing the double crossover so that you may pound the ball, which will help you to burst and shoot faster.
With your feet shoulder-width apart and your dominant foot slightly ahead, make a rapid double crossover and shot from the baseline.
After a dribbling motion, it’s critical to rapidly get the ball into your shot pocket. It’s essential to keep your starting point (your shot pocket) the same every time you take a shot.
Keeping your follow-through on each shot is also important.
After each shot, continue to run and build on the momentum you’ve built up. Make a rapid return to the starting position after catching the bouncing ball, and then do another repeat. Get a lot of practice and practice shooting.
- Double Behind The Back
Dribbling from one side to the other while keeping the ball behind one’s back is known as a Behind the Back maneuver. An attacker might use their body as a shield to protect the ball from being intercepted by a defender.
Follow the same procedures as in the Double Cross Over segment to execute this technique.
Hold a low stance with your feet shoulder-width apart and your dominant foot slightly forward while doing a rapid behind-the-back dribble and shooting.
Keeping your follow-through after each shot is critical.
Return to the starting position after your shot and do another repeat.
- Double scissors
This technique includes passing the basketball back and forth between your legs instead of crossing it with one hand.
You’ll have to go through the same process again.
Quickly do a Double Scissor Dribble and shoot while standing near the free-throw line with both feet shoulder-width apart and one foot slightly in front of the other.
Repeat with the opposite hand.
Once you’ve done enough repetitions with your dominant hand to feel comfortable, switch to your non-dominant hand and do the same maneuver.
A right-handed shooter who does a double crossover with the opposite hand must ensure that the ball is returned to the shooter’s pocket while attempting a shot.
As with the dominant-hand Double Cross Over, the steps to follow are essentially the same. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and your dominant foot slightly ahead when lined with the hoop. Rip the ball across your body and make a rapid double crossover before shooting.
Do all of the reps while maintaining your follow-through and chasing after the ball.
For those coaching basketball shooting, there are countless drills you can do to improve your players’ ballhandling and shooting off the dribble, and we’ve found these ones to be especially effective. Give them a go the next time you’re looking for a more effective workout, and hopefully, they can help you boost the quality of your players as well.