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Free Throw Pressure Shooting Drill

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Adding pressure and fatigue to your free throw practice

This is a great drill for developing reliable free throw shooting in game-like situations involving fatigue and stress.

It is similar to the Free Throw Action Drill but adds pressure to the free throws.

Also, this is a good drill to add after you develop your free throw routine, like you do in the Free Throw Ace Drill.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Make 2 free throws in a row.
  • Sprint to the half court line and then back to the free throw line.
  • Make 3 in row.
  • Sprint to the half court line and back.
  • Make 4 in a row.
  • Sprint to the half court line and back.
  • Make 5 in a row.

If you miss any shot, you must start that series over again.

For example, if you got past the 4 shots in a row and you miss one during your 5 in a row attempt, you have to sprint to the half court line and start your 5 in a row again.

Variations of this drill could be…

  • the number of shots in a row you work up to (work to get to 10 in a row)
  • sprinting to the opposite end line and back instead of just the half court line.

And as you get really good, you can use the rules of the Swish Free Throw Shooting Drill and only count the shots that swish in without touching the rim or backboard.