Drill of the Week: Iona Shooting
by ONE2ONE Team
Get up a ton of shots in just five minutes with Iona Shooting
We’re reaching that time of the season… you’ve already played everyone in your league once, the games keep coming thick and fast, and your training sessions also now factor in elements of the scouting reports you have on your opponents, and the new wrinkles you want to add to your playbook.
The sacrifice which almost always gets made when time gets limited? Making shots.
As the season wears on, it’s not uncommon for shot-making and skill development to take a less prominent role in team training sessions – and that’s why we love the Iona finishing drill, because it allows your team to get a LOT of shots up in just five minutes.
All you need to run the drill is nine (or more) players and five basketballs.
The drill runs for five minutes, with the aim of making >100 baskets in that time.
It’s run as a two-pass three-man weave on the break – with one layup and two jump-shots attempted for every trip up the court.
We’ve run this with teams varying from U14’s up to Seniors, and think it’s a great way to get a lot of shots up quickly. You can also tweak the drill by specifying finishes at the rim, designating areas for the shooters to shoot from, etc. and because it’s so customisable, it’s something that can fit into just about any training session.
Let us know how you get on with the Iona Drill – and check back with us for more drills in the future.
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