“Navy” Technique Shooting Drill

This technique shooting drill came from Fast Model’s Plays and Drills Library. It was contributed by Bert DeSalvo the top assistant for the women’s basketball program at Clarion University. DeSalvo spent four years as the head coach at Penn State-Beaver.

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This is a warm up drill that we used almost every day when I was the head coach at Penn State Beaver. I got this drill from Billy Lange when I worked his camp at the Naval Academy in 2008.


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This simple, but effective, drill worked on our mechanics and emphasized all aspects of great shooting technique.

Players are able to keep alignment, get on their toes when shooting and holding follow through in this drill. In addition, they really can see which way they are missing because of the use of hte side of the backboard.


This drill can be used for time (2 minutes) or amount of shots or makes.

I would also work on our two step layups or add another shooter at the front of the rim to utilize my players and the rims more efficiently.

Players line up on the baseline with perfect alignment in reference to the backboard.

If right-handed, players will align thier right foot, knee, hip, elbow and follow through with the thin portion of the backboard.

Players shoot “on their toes” and accentuate their follow through to work on their mechanics.

Players will shoot 25-50 makes (straight bounce back to shooter) on each side.

“Makes” will bounce straight backs, while misses will graze, miss or move to the side.

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