Basketball Workouts: Downhill Shooting
by Jefferson Mason, on Jan 8, 2019 8:53:24 AM
Dr. Dish is proud to present our first ever Dr. Dish CT workout. This Downhill Shooting Workout focuses on attacking the defender north to south while giving players different options to score. The Dr. Dish CT used in this machine will give players pro tips and several focal points on the HUD flat screen. This new addition will give players the opportunity to train alongside our professional trainers while monitoring their progress through the workout.
Check out the video and breakdown of each drill in this incredible workout below!
The first shooting drill in this workout focuses on the quick exchange. The move demonstrated in the above video is between the legs but players feel free to interchange this move and add in crossovers and behind the back changes. Ultimately the focus is attacking the defender downhill forcing them to make a decision or back pedal which will open up the opportunity to change directions and score the basketball.
This second shooting drill may seem simplistic but the majority of young basketball players, and even college basketball players, struggle with this quick pull-up action. Most players are able to catch the basketball and dribble one time to the left or right for a pull-up jumper but like mentioned many struggle with speed dribbling downhill into a controlled mid-range shot. This drill will help players simulate attacking their defender straight on downhill and then stopping on a dime for the shot. Make sure to practice using both hands in this drill as well.
After the second shooting drill the player will move into the third drill which will focus on the trigger dribble. This action works on dribbling the basketball hard and accurately into the shooting pocket. Often times players struggle with dribbling on the move into their shot and this can become even more difficult if you incorporate an individual move before hand. Repetition and consistency in this drill will help translate a smoother and more comfortable action come game time. It's very important to stay low and athletic and practice at game speed the entirety of this drill.
The last shooting drill in this downhill workout will focus on the hesitation go motion. Most coaches and players think the hesitation is simple a stop and go but its much more then that. The hes-go is a move that can demolish defenders if applied correctly and this is especially true for players that are able to shoot the basketball at a high clip. Selling the hesi with the eyes and shoulders is a major focal point in this drill. Change of pace is very important as well and for each player this will vary depending on athletic ability and also the defender in front of you. Make sure to focus on exploding after the hesitation into a vertical shot in this drill and remember, if your defender bites hard be sure to adjust and attack the hoop hard.
This Dr. Dish CT workout is one of many included within our Training Management System. Be sure to check out our website for information on our new CT machine and how it can help develop your program and players at an accelerated rate!