The importance of good shooters to an attacking offense
When talking about attacking basketball offenses the first thing that comes to mind are great penetrators. Solid dribble penetrators are, of course, a must but having great shooters around them is a necessity as well. Obviously having a player that excels at both is a great advantage. Having great shooters does many things for your offense. It extends the defense to open driving lanes and gives the post players more room to operate. It also causes defenders to sprint out to shooters on ball reversal which makes dribble penetration easier. By extending the defense it creates more backdoor opportunities as well.
Getting up a lot of shots during practice and individual workouts has many advantages. Not only does it allow players to practice shooting, it creates confidence in shooters. Repetition, done correctly, builds confidence and that is a major aspect of being a great shooter. Below are some different drills that can be used to get a lot of shots up in practice and individual workouts. Each drill focuses on shooting on the move. These drills are great ways to get in some conditioning while working on shooting. I also believe it is best to keep track of a players shooting percentage during shooting drills. This can do two things for a player. 1) it puts pressure on the player and makes the drill more of a game like situation. 2) if a player is reaching his goals then it builds confidence very quickly. If a player is not reaching his goal then it can be used as motivation for him to work harder to improve his shot.
BIO- I have spent 4 years coaching at the high school level. I was a coach for Team Southern Indiana AAU. This past season I was an assistant at Indiana University Southeast. I have 2 DVD’s with Championship Productions. Installing the Dribble Drive Motion Offense, and Full Court Trapping System and Breakdown Drills. I have also completed a DVD Showcasing my own offense, The 4 Out 1 In Attack and React Offense, that will be released soon.
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