Knockout!
Knockout is a wonderful basketball shooting competition your players will love. The drill works on hitting pressure shots and forces your players to quickly get the ball in the basket. Knockout is competetive, fast and can be used to work on jumpshots from anywhere on the court.

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Knockout!

Knockout is a wonderful basketball shooting competition your players will love. The drill works on hitting pressure shots and forces your players to quickly get the ball in the basket. Knockout is competetive, fast and can be used to work on jumpshots from anywhere on the court.

Knockout!

Setup

A group of players and everyone with a ball.

Instructions

Begin from a set point on the floor.  The most common is to start from the free throw line.  Organize the players into a line.  The object is to hit your free throw.  If the shooter misses they have to sprint after the rebound and score as fast as possible.  As soon as the initial player releases his free throw, the next player in line is free to shoot their free throw.  A player is eliminated if the shooter behind them scores before they do.

Variations

Knockout can be started from anywhere.  For younger players start closer to the basket.  Older players can start with 3 pointers or shots from the corner.  You can move to the side and make a rule that the initial shot must be a bank shot.

Coaching Points

Focus on good shooting form under pressure.  Players get in a rush in knockout and show many flaws in their shot.  Make sure the player faces up to the basketball, uses their legs on the shot and follows through properly.

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Knockout!

Knockout is a wonderful basketball shooting competition your players will love. The drill works on hitting pressure shots and forces your players to quickly get the ball in the basket. Knockout is competetive, fast and can be used to work on jumpshots from anywhere on the court.

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