100 Shot Midrange Inside/Out Drill
|Drill||100 Shot Midrange Inside/Out Drill|
|Drill Nickname||"Perfect the Midrange" Drill|
|Central focus of the drill||Offense|
|Number of players required||2|
|Most appropriate age range(s)|
Recently we saw a question asked where a player had difficulty scoring the mid-range because they often found they were off balance or coming up short/long. Getting comfortable with midrange shooting is often dependent upon how much time you spend working on it, like most things. Threes are the most common thing that players want to shoot so often this shot gets neglected. In this drill we look at a structured 100 shot drill where players work from both important angles in the midrange shot. First, the outside in where players flash into open space and receive a pass where they will square up for a balanced shot. Second, where players beat their man off the dribble but see traffic down the lane so they pull up in open space to knock down the jumper.
Coaching emphasis for the two sections of the drill:
Off the Dribble
- Strong Rip/Ball Fake/Pass Fake to unbalance the defender.
- Looking to get shoulder/hips past the defender, getting as close to (or into) the paint as possible off of 1 dribble.
- Putting the dribble down before picking up the back pivot foot.
- Balanced shot with no fade or lean.
Receiving the Pass
- Hands ready, eyes up.
- Quick, short steps when pass is coming. This gets the feet ready to step in.
- Catch and square - inside foot then outside foot.
- Stepping into the shot is key - many midrange shots are taken off balance which causes the miss. Practice balance!
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Off the Dribble (5 Spots)
5 Spots: 10 Shots From Each Spot, 5 Left/5 Right
Block to Opposite Short Corner
Block to Opposite Elbow
Block to Opposite Mid-wing
Elbow to Opposite Short Corner