Drill of the Week – Loaded Shooting

This is a new drill that we have introduced in our practices to help replace the traditional form shooting. There is nothing wrong with form shooting, but this adds a couple of elements that I would like to incorporate.


  • We want our guys using the “hop” to catch the ball as it helps them load up quickly for the shot, and get their feet under the ball.
  • The drill also helps our guys get comfortable taking multiple shots with a hand up so they get comfortable with that.
  • At U14 upwards, this has replaced form shooting for us. We can get the same type of shots as form shooting by moving the shooter closer to the basket and telling the defender just to have his hand up. In this case, there will be no close out.
  • This drill also allows us to work on various types of passes from various spots on the floor, complementing our team offense and movement.

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