FIBA Assist 28
10 drills to improve free-throw percentage.
Chuck Daly - use the free-throw line as an offensive weapon to increase scoring efficiency, foul trouble for the opponent, and make defensive transition less of a concern.
1) Individual drills
a) 100 in 7
Two balls, shooter, rebounder and passer at each basket, the shooter takes 100 shots (in about 7 minutes), using his normal routine for the first shot then with no dribbles after that, the passer holds a ball out on the shooting side. Keep track, e.g. go for personal best or team high score.
See Shooting - Olympic, Alternates.
b) 10 in a row
Use all available baskets, each player must make 10 in a row to finish practice, shoot until you make 10 (then you're done) or miss (rotate out until your next turn).
Option - after 10 in a row, let players continue shooting until they miss, record personal bests.
Rick Pitino - 8 for posts, 12 for perimeter players.
c) 3 or 2
Use available baskets (2-3 players are best), with rebounders in the lane spaces, shoot until you
- make 3 in a row
- miss 2 in a row
- miss the last shot the second time you have a chance to hit three in a row.
Unless you make 3 in a row, immediately do that day's physical conditioning exercise.
See Shooting - Streak, 2 miss and out.
d) Back-tip drill
With two offensive rebounders in place, the shooter works on having a missed shot come off in a certain area in the lane, then a rebounder taps the ball out to another area.
Option - add a player who moves to the back-tip area for a shot.
e) Jordan drill
After shooting regular free throws, chart makes with eyes completely shut.
See Free throws - Eyes open, eyes shut.
f) 1-on-1 competitive
Two players at each basket, shoot until you miss, options
- first player to X points (normally 50), or
- king of the hill, rotate baskets for a given length of time, the two players at the championship basket shoot for the right not to run that day when the clock runs down.
- most makes in a row
2) Team drills
Two teams, one at each basket, fill the lane spaces, a coach or manager is the referee who puts the ball in play, each player shoots a 1-and-1, rotate, the shooter immediately does the daily conditioner if he misses either shot. Shoot for time or a certain number of makes or makes in a row.
(Shoot two for FIBA rules)
b) 1-and-1's to 21
Two teams line up around the lane at a basket, alternate shooters, each player shoots a 1-and-1, first team to 21 wins, losers run.
(Shoot two for FIBA rules)
Two teams, one at each basket, fill the lane lines,
- each player shoots two free throws, rotate left, non-shooters clap in unison the number of consecutive makes
- change ends, each player shoots one, rotate.
Shoot for time, the team with the most makes in a row wins, keep a record of the season high.
See Free throws - Consecutive.
d) 4-minute drills
Put different times (under 4 minutes) and scores on the scoreboard (and team fouls), work on fouling when behind and making free throws when leading.