Basketball shooting drills are a great way to improve your shooting accuracy and reliability but a problem with many of them is that they are designed to be done in a team or in pairs or threes. In this article, I will share with you some great solo basketball drills that you can do on your own, almost anywhere.
Bump And Move
Pick 5 spots that are foul line distance from the hoop. Of course, the central spot will be right on the foul line but the others will be slightly in front of it because diagonal shots are automatically longer.
Agree to get a swish before you can move on to the next spot. It can get annoying when you keep failing to get a swish but this is all part of the learning process.
One Handed Flick
Lie back in a reclining chair or on the end of the bed. Somewhere where you can still extend your hand to a small distance behind your head.
Now, toss the ball vertically upwards and catch it again in your hand. This will get you better suited to the weight of the ball. This is extremely important because a good shot is not just about hand-eye coordination. It is also about knowing exactly how much force to apply because you know the characteristics of the ball so well.
Layup To Free Throw Drill
This drill is really fun because there is a lot of variation involved.
Start at the foul line and do 5 layups with your favored hand. Then do 5 layups with your other hand. Finally, shoot 10 regular free throws. You must score at least 7 of them or else you will have to start all over again.
This drill is great for simulating realistic conditions and also getting you to become more natural with your non-dominant hand. Too many players are only one-handed. If you develop your ability to shoot almost as well with your other hand then you will be a great asset to any team.