Form Shooting

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Drill Form Shooting
Drill Nickname Form Shooting
Central focus of the drill Offense
Number of players required 1
Most appropriate age range(s) All


  • Basic drill to stress fundamentals in shooting form. A great drill that players can do on their own and as a part of a practice routine.
  • 1 Player, 1 Basketball, 1 Hoop.


  • Have the player stand directly in front of the hoop and perhaps a step or two back. This can also be done at an angle to the hoop (side angle or off glass at a diagonal)
  • Player should focus on powering the shot with the legs and following proper shooting form with:
    • Elbow straight
    • Basketball balanced on the fingertips
    • Square to the basket
    • Follow through attempting to get a swish on every shot
    • Legs shoulder width apart
    • Power the shot with your legs and follow through with your fingers.
  • If the player lacks access to a hoop, this drill could be done shooting at a spot on a wall.

For more on Form, please visit our page on Shooting Fundamentals.