Making shots under pressure
This drill is designed to develop rhythm and consistency under pressure.
It is an imaginary one-on-one game, you against the “pro.”
Only take shots in the gray area (no shots in the paint allowed).
First one to ten points wins.
Every time you make a basket, you get one point.
Every time you miss, the “pro” gets 2 points.
So the object is to make 10 shots before you miss 5 shots.
You can do different versions of this drill:
All jump shots
All shots off the dribble (at each spot, you must dribble before shooting)
All shots off the pass (pass to yourself by throwing the ball out in front of you with back-spin)
Catch-and-pivot shots (face away from the basket, pass to yourself, pivot so you face the basket, and shoot)
Any combination of the above shots
This drill is from the book Basketball Shooting Fundamentals: Special drills and mental training to reinforce great shooting habits.