According to Coach Steve Smith, three things lead to missed shots: improper footwork, poor release point and a weak finish. To help strengthen those areas, Smith presents more than 20 drills for individual and team workouts.
Smith preaches the importance of practicing lay-ups from game-like angles. His first drill is the five spot lay-up drill. He then demonstrates the Intensity Lay-up Drill, which is a conditioning drill that demands concentration. A set of individual shooting drills begins with the sideline baby jumper drill. Five minute shooting, Alford drill, three spot shooting, run the W, 2 minute shooting and the 36 point drill make up the core off individual shooting drills.
Team drills include straight line shooting, wing to wing, three down drill, the Super 60, three man shooting, 25 and up three. Free throws are part of every practice and Smith shares his favorite free throw drills that are competitive and require consistent shooting from the line.