Drill: Under, Pivot, Fake & Shoot

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Coaching Objective

Skill Level: Advanced, Skill Development: Fakes, Footwork, Handling & Shooting. Improve your ball control and your ability to create space to help you shoot strong under the basket. This is a great drill for everyone especially centres and forwards trying to improve their agility under the hoop. This drill will help you put up a strong shot under the basket.

Drill Instruction

  1. Start one big step from the hoop standing with your back to the basket and one foot closer to the baseline than the other.
  2. Hold the ball under your chin, firmly with your elbows out wide protecting the ball.
  3. Pivot from the foot most further away from the baseline and turn your body 180 degrees so you are facing the basket.
  4. Pump a fake shot as you plant your non pivot foot.
  5. Take one Pound (Hard) Bounce towards the basket and make a quick step and shoot with one hand.
  6. Keep repeating this quickly and try different sides and mix up your shooting hands.

Coaching Messages

  1. Make the fake shot look real.
  2. Push hard to the basket. Be explosive while maintaining your balance.
  3. Don’t always shoot from the same. Be as good a shooter on your left side as you are on your right side.
  4. Be Strong under the Hoop and Be Awesome!

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