How to increase Shot Quickness and Accuracy

If you want to increase shot quickness and accuracy, you have to work on it.

This article has 2 drills that will help you get your shot off more often and with a better percentage.

  1. Form to Fast – A catch and shoot drill.
  2. Drive and Shoot – A dribble and shoot drill.


The most important part of shooting is being ready to shoot before you catch the ball. This requires a focus on footwork and form. You might be able to slowly aim and hit shots during practice, but you don’t have that luxury during games. (Watch J.J. Reddick hone his shooting skills.)

What is the Ray Allen Shooting Drill?

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The Ray Allen Drill gives you many repetitions in a row.  You need a partner for this one, but it will get your heart moving.

It’s almost like around-the-world, except you shoot 5 shots from each spot.


The Ray Allen shooting drills is a great drill that you can use for a shooting warm up or end the workout in a fun, competitive manner. It can easily be adapted for beginners and pros.

There are 5 lines. From each line, there are 5 spots. This is approximately the distance on each shot:
Spot 1 – 4 Feet
Spot 2 – 8 Feet
Spot 3 – 12 Feet
Spot 4 – 16 Feet
Spot 5 – 20 Feet