There are just so many ways for beginners to progress in basketball – so many skills to learn!
The Spot-Up Shooting Drill is one that can address a few areas:
- shot prep position
- shooting – handling
- development of non-dominate side
The beginner level is a bit different than the advanced level of the drill, concentrating mostly on the shot prep position and making it through five shots at the five different positions – each corner, each wing and the free-throw line. All shots are taken at the mid-range level and if you are lucky enough to have a Goalrilla Goal Basketball system, the height should be adjusted for the individual player. (If you don’t have a Goalrilla Goal hoop already, call us at the Basketball Goal Store. We can answer all your questions and provide the best Goalrilla Goal at the best price – we are, after all, the No. 1 online retailer of Goalrilla Goals!!)
After each shot, the player runs to the side line and touches and then returns to the shooting position. A rebounder is needed so the shooter can keep moving and progress consistently through the practice. That consistent movement develops endurance and strength, two major areas for beginners.
You might notice that the player favors one side – the left or right – over the other. This practice allows for development of the non-dominant side. You might also find that the beginners begins to fatigue, which is understandable, but continuing on with the proper shot position, shooting and then the return to the sideline and calling for the ball stretches and builds endurance.
Eventually, the player will demonstrate mastery at this level and be ready to move to the next level.
-Pat of the Basketball Goal Store Blog Team