3 Steps to Shooting a Basketball

There are 3 critical areas to shooting the basketball successfully.

  • Before the Shot: Shot Preparation
  • The Shot
  • After the Shot: Shot Follow Through

You have to work on all of the areas to maximize your kids potential.

 

Shooting the basketball into the hoop is how you score points and ultimately win games. When first learning how to shoot there are several things that you want to make sure that you are doing. These are called the fundamentals of shooting. Not everyone’s shot is going to look the same but without the fundamentals of shooting you are not going to be able to become a very good shooter. There are 3 different shooting phases that you need to work on to become a good shooter. They are shot preparation, the shot, and follow through.

Basketball Practice Offensive Drills and Plays

Some simple offensive plays to help your kids with spacing and moving around the court.

 

One of our biggest problems with my third & fourth graders is to teach court sense along with drills, game sets, and to have fun, all within sixty minutes. This is one of the basketball youth drills I developed to address this situation.

The purpose of this basketball drill is to run without the ball and off the post and add a pick and run play.