10 Spot Shooting

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The 10 Spot Shooting Drill is a drill that will allow you to improve your shooting while also improving some of the other subtleties that separate good players from bad players. This basketball drill features high shot repetition, intensive pivot work, effective ball handling, agility and conditioning.

 Pick 10 spots on the floor that you feel you will shoot from in your games. There should be 5 spots on one side of the basket and the same 5 on the other side. It is very important that you work on both sides of the basket.  10 Spot Shooting

Start under the basket with the ball. Toss a "spin out" to the first spot. A "spin out" is a toss of the ball on which you put significant backspin on. The backspin will force the ball to bounce up in the air instead of rolling away.

After tossing a spin out, chase the ball and catch it on the first bounce. Use a right foot pivot to square to the basket.

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Once squared, shoot the ball.

After shooting the ball, sprint after the rebound. If the shot missed, put it in the basket on the rebound.

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 After rebounding, spin out to the 2nd spot, pivot and shoot.  10 Spot Shooting
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After rebounding, spin out to the 3rd spot. 10 Spot Shooting
Continue until you have shot from all 10 spots. 10 Spot Shooting
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Once you finish the 10th spot, start again, going back the other way, using a left foot pivot. 10 Spot Shooting

After going the other way and shooting from the 10th spot, go to the foul line and take 5 foul shots.

After your foul shots, begin again, using a different pivot.

Take 5 foul shots in between each rotation.

After using all your pivots, continue the drill using 1 dribble moves. Make the same move from all 10 spots, going both ways, using both pivot feet.

Set a goal of 300 shots, which would be 15 rotations going in both directions. That will also give you 75 foul shots.

Pivots to practice (using both feet as a pivot foot) – Front pivot, inside pivot, drop-step to inside pivot.

Dribble moves to practice – Jab and go, crossover, rocker.

Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.