Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Drill

Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Drill
By Dr. Hal Wissel

Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Left Side. One objective of this drill is to develop your ability to catch and shoot a bank jump shot in one motion with a quick release. Another objective is to develop your ability to start your bank jump shot in a balanced stance while facing the basket and land in balance after the shot. Start with the ball at the left box outside the lane, your back to the basket. Pass to your self by tossing the ball high so it bounces high on the left side at a 45 degree angle with the backboard. A 45 degree angle is an area between the left box and the middle hash mark outside the lane. The bank angle, which widens as you move out, is called the 45-degree funnel. Run out on the baseline side of the ball with your hands high and quickly jump behind the ball, turning middle. Catch the ball with your shooting hand high and facing your target. For bank shots, aim for the top near corner of the box on the backboard. Shoot a bank jump shot. Your knees should lower just before the catch and extend upward on the catch in a quick rhythmical down-and-up motion. 

Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Right Side. Perform the same drill as the previous one, starting at offensive right box and tossing the ball to the right side at a 45 degree angle with the backboard. Run out on the baseline side of the ball with your hands high and quickly jump behind the ball, turning middle. Catch the ball with your shooting hand high and facing your target. Aim for the top near corner of the box on the backboard. Shoot a bank jump shot. Your knees should lower just before the catch and extend upward on the catch in a quick rhythmical down-and-up motion. 

 

Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Drill

Edited from: Wissel, H. (2011). BASKETBALL: Steps to Success. Third Edition. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.

Wissel, Hal. (2009). Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic DVD. Basketball World, Suffield, CT. Wissel, Hal. (2005). Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm and Mechanics DVD. Basketball World, Suffield, CT.

Dr. Hal Wissel conducts SHOOT IT BETTER Mini Camps worldwide and year round for players ranging from NBA and WNBA to youth level. Visit: http://www.basketballworld.com  or call BASKETBALL WORLD at 888-812-5452 or 860-668-7162

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