Basketball Drills: Contested Closeout Shooting with Coach Tony Miller
by Tony Miller, on Dec 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM
In this Dr. Dish drill of the week, Coach Tony Miller shares a great partner drill to simulate the defense closing out on the shooter. Watch the full breakdown in the video below!
Contested Closeout shooting
Instead of using just on-air shooting drills with our players in small group workouts, I like to add in a defender to simulate a little game-like pressure. This contested shooting drill simulates a long closeout a defender might give on a rotation or after a skip pass by the offense.
- The defender stands beside the Dr. Dish while the shooter stands behind the 3P line (anywhere on the court).
- On the Dish’s pass out to the shooter, the defender starts to move towards the shooter.
- On the catch, the shooter must first complete some sort of crossover or between-the-legs dribble before shooting.