There are many ways to utilize the Dr. Dish IC3 Shot trainer. It's a great way to increase reps and improve your shot without having to constantly chase after the ball. The net captures both made and missed shots and develops players as young as 7 shoot at a 45-degree arc. Check out this post to learn about our Top 5 Favorite ways to use the iC3.
Training alone on the iC3 is awesome because compared to traditional shooting, it allows you to get up 3x as many reps. The built in ramp adjusts 180-degrees so you can get shots up from anywhere on the court. When I train on the iC3, I like to start at one corner and work my way around the court. I choose a goal of makes (between 5-10) and rotate when I make the goal. To rotate the ramp, I brace it with my hards and twist. It's easy! Training alone and enjoying it is pertinent to the development of a successful player. The hardest work should happen when no one is watching.
With a Parent
Growing up, my Dad often rebounded for me. Using the iC3 with a parent or guardian allows them to focus more on coaching your shot and feeding good passes, since they will receive the rebound in the same spot every time. When I use the iC3 with someone who is there to rebound, I set up the ramp to rebound to the wing. The allows the pass to be a game-like angle.
With a Friend
Working out on the iC3 with a friend allows for a lot of creativity to come out! The best part is that the iC3 works with 1 or 2 balls, when two people are shooting on it, 2 balls work great. It allows for minimal waiting. When working out with a friend on the iC3, try taking turns rebounding for eachout (every-other). This allows both of you to receive game-like passes.
With 2 Basketballs
Rapid fire shooting by yourself with two basketballs is a fun way to use the iC3, it keeps you on your toes and re-enforces the importance of maintaining good footwork even when you aren't quite ready for a pass.
With 1 Basketball
A safe and solid way to use the iC3 is with one ball. Try practicing your go-to move and finishing with a floater.
There are many ways that you can use the iC3, this post didn't even get into the different drill ideas! How else do you think you could use the iC3? With easy set-up and take-down which makes training in all of these circumstances a breeze. The iC3 trainer rests on the rim of your existing basketball hoop. It is designed for pole-supported hoops; and is compatible with standard 72" backboards. A truly portable basketball training option offered at $499. What are you waiting for?