Drill of the Week: Wichita State Shocker Shooting
Here is the Wichita State Shocker Shooting Drill. It is a great drill to use as a conditioner at the end of practice with the whole team or even just part of the team. There is no bigger time waster than lining up your team on the baseline and running lines to get players in shape. So a great way to avoid having to do that is to combine conditioning and skill work. This shooting drill pushes the players to sprint in between shots and shoot the ball while they are tired, simulating late-game fatigue. As well as pushing the players physically, it pushes them mentally to fight through the fatigue and focus on their fundamentals.
It is not enough to just run the drill for a set time. You need to set a goal for the players to try and beat. The targets that Wichita State set for their players: 110 total makes when shooting from the elbows or 82 makes from 3. These are very lofty goals to try and hit. Players must focus on sprinting end to end, throwing good passes to the shooter, and keeping their fundamentals all while battling fatigue. To add more elements to the drill, have the players call each other by name when passing. This works a mental aspect of the drill.