Reverse Pivot 1 Dribble Mid-Range Jump Shot (Individual)

In this basketball drill video, players will work on a half court setting and have the Goalrilla G trainer set up at about half court (several feet above the key). When beginning the drill, players will start off directly beneath the Goalrilla Goal facing the Goalrilla G Trainer and will dribble up towards the free throw line and will then execute a chest pass. As the pass is being made, the player will keep running towards the trainer and will receive the pass at about the three point line. Once they receive the pass, they will immediately make a reverse sweep (without taking a dribble or picking up a pivot foot). After making the reverse sweep, the player will dribble to either end of the free throw line and pop up for the mid range shot.

With this drill, players should be working both sides of the court after making the reverse pivot sweep and dribble move. Doing this will not only help improve the jump shot, it will also make them feel more comfortable going either left or right during a game.

Using the Goalrilla G Trainer for this drill, each player should repeat the drill for a period of 1.5 to 2 minutes at a time. As a coach, you can direct them to either go left or right (once they receive the pass), in order to help them learn how to think quickly at the last minute. This is going to allow them to work on each side of the court and basketball hoop, which will permit them to become more comfortable working off either hand and either pivot foot during a game.

If you would like to add to the drill, you can put a defensive player a few feet in front of where the player doing the drill will take the jump shot. The defender does not have to contest the shot in order for it to be a harder drill to complete. By simply adding the defensive player, you are adding an element of distraction and increase the difficulty of this drill. In addition, you can get your players to improve on the arch of their shot, because they have to shoot over a defensive player.

Regardless of how you set the drill up and whether or not you choose to add a defender, the Goalrilla G Trainer is a great basketball practice tool. With this drill, players are working on a series of movements, learning how to properly pivot (without being called for travel) and are learning how to work both sides of the court.

-Pat of the Basketball Goal Store Blog Team

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