|Fundamentals - Off-Season Workouts|
Workouts typically cover dribbling, finishing, and shooting, which includes
- form shooting (see Keys to shooting)
- catch and shoot
- on the move - toward the basket (e.g. transition), laterally (e.g. around the horn), away from the basket (e.g. using screens)
- shots off the dribble
- live dribble - transition, primary moves (e.g. hesitation), secondary moves, ballscreens (e.g. Hanlen), freeze pull-ups
- one dribble - first step (triple threat), catch and go
- two dribbles
- stepbacks (e.g. extended, scissor)
- speed stop, speed-stop exchange, drag pullbacks, inverted drag, punch drag
- spin and shoot, half spin
- fadeaway (Dirk, Kobe)
- floaters, runners
- free throws
- shooting challenges, e.g. (solo)
See Favourite drills, including shooting workouts. Off-Season Workouts - Details has links to individual drills in the shooting, dribbling, finishing and post workouts.
Good shooters can shoot for makes or makes in a row; others can shoot for takes or time. Use toss-outs in a solo workout for footwork - spin a pass off the floor, or in the air, or "shot pass" off the floor.
For PDF workouts, see
The off-season also lends itself to less-conventional drills, e.g. quick turns, ball-quick, and hop drills (see Keys to shooting), explosiveness (see Guard drills, e.g. Taylor Allan kills and pulls), using chairs (e.g. chair drills, elbow pickups), and advanced moves and finishing (e.g. KP Series, Daily dozen).
See the Skills checklists, YouTube skills playlists, and these playlists of workouts and drills: