August 29, 2023

One dead after Oklahoma HS football shooting

One teenager was killed and several others were injured following a shooting during a high school football game in Oklahoma over the weekend. Last Friday, gunfire broke out during a football game at Choctaw (OK) High School, which hosted Del City ...

February 8, 2021

Study: Breakfast Can Lead to Improved Shooting in Basketball

It's long been stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, after reading a recent study from Kansas University, basketball coaches may be reminding their players of that old adage more and more. The study by KU researchers show...

May 15, 2019

The 11 sins of shooting

Keep these 11 tips in mind when teaching players about best practices for shooting. 1. Don’t have both hands on the ball at the moment of release. 2. Don’t shoot without having the index finger of your shooting hand on the center of the ball. ...

March 22, 2018

The 55-minute shooting workout

Teaching the correct fundamentals of shooting can be frustrating at times, but it’s a must for every high school and middle school program. These days, it’s becoming commonplace to see players with a plethora of bad shooting habits. Many of these...

February 5, 2018

50-second shooting and conditioning drill

This is a combination shooting and conditioning drill that we use at least once a week. DIAGRAM 1 (see below): The 50-second shooting drill has two players at each basket in the gym. 1 breaks to the right sideline, cuts to the free-throw-line area a...

November 7, 2017

Competitive shooting drills to challenge players

Pushing the pace of your players during practice, or forcing them to compete against one another, properly prepares them for game-time situations. Here are two drills you can implement into your system, helping them improve shooting, rebounding, pass...

June 2, 2010

Shooting for success during the offseason

I've seen many summer program workouts that specify an amount of shots each player should shoot. Shoot 100 threes, 20 jump shots, 20 jump shots off the dribble, 20 jump shots off a move, 20 bank shots, and then 10 free throws. These are very good,...

April 23, 2010

Building the perfect arc in your shot

Next time all of your players are in the gym, watch them as they shoot around. Don't look at their mechanics, but rather look at the arc of their shot. Is the shot flat? Or does it seem to touch the clouds in an effort to bring rain down from the sky...