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Free Throws

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Free-throw ideas

  • Validate all wins with a free throw, a player from the winning team must make a free throw or his team runs as if they lost (Vance Walberg)
  • Each winner must go 2 for 2 (or 3 for 4) or he runs (Ian MacKinnon)
  • Every player must make 5 free throws in a row after practice before leaving (Rick Pitino - 8 for posts, 12 for perimeter players)
  • In 5 minutes, any player who doesn't make five in a row doesn't get to drink (Gary Colson)
  • Make 25 free throws before and after practice, post a list, players write down how many attempts it took (Mike Dunlap)
  • No talking, coaches included (Hubie Brown)
  • Start and end practice with 5 minutes of free throws, shoot when fresh and when tired
  • Shoot free throws for 12-15 minutes in the middle of practice to simulate halftime, stress the energy and quality of play directly after (Dick Bennett)
  • In between drills, break into pairs at each basket, each player shoots 3 to make at least 2 (Kevin Pigott)
  • The team is on the baseline, down 75-70, each player comes out to shoot one free throw, a make is +1, a miss is -2 (Don Meyer, Bubba free throws; Ray Lokar - the game is tied)
  • Pairs ladder each day, 20 free throws each, for next practice
    • losers stay and winners rotate except at the top basket, where the loser rotates to the bottom basket (Brad Soderberg), or
    • winners move up one basket (stay at the top), losers move down one basket (stay at the bottom), see Shooting - King of the hill.
  • After a made free throw, make a putback before the second bounce (Lokar)up


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