30 Second Shooting Workout Drill: Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Left Side
By Dr. Hal Wissel
Most shots in a game are open shots. When open, the jump stop enables you to catch and shoot in one motion, thereby fostering a quicker release than the step and shoot, which is a two motion shot. It is also easier to adjust to bad passes. When using the jump stop, make certain your body is facing the basket with your hands and feet ready. Your hands are above your shoulders and your knees slightly flexed before you receive the pass. Jump behind the ball and catch the ball with your body and shooting hand facing the front of the rim. Your knees should lower just before the catch and extend upward on the catch in a quick rhythmical down-and-up motion. On bad passes, jump behind the ball, rather than reaching for the ball. Rhythm and range come from the down and up motion of your legs, rather than lowering the ball or stepping into the shot.
Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Left Side
The main objective of this drill is to develop your ability to catch and shoot in one motion with a quick release. Another objective is to develop your ability to start a jump shot in a balanced stance while facing the basket and to land in balance after the shot. Start with the ball near the basket. Pass to yourself by tossing the ball high so it bounces high on the left side at a 45 degree angle 16 feet from the basket. Run out on the baseline side and quickly jump behind the ball, turning to the middle to face the basket. Use a jump stop and land in balance. Have your hands and feet ready with your hands above your shoulders and your knees slightly flexed. Catch the ball with your shooting hand high, facing the front of the rim. Catch and shoot in one motion. Your knees should lower just before the catch and should extend upward on the catch in a quick rhythmical down-and-up motion. Your goal is to make five jump shots in 30 seconds. This is also a great conditioning drill. At the end of the drill make two free throws.
30 Sec. Shooting Workout Drill: Catch and Shoot Bank Jump Shot Left Side