The Walberg shooting drill is an excellent workout that takes 20 minutes and also serves as a great conditioner for your players who will be tired and soaking wet by the time they finish. We have found that this is a great off-season workout for our players who are constantly trying to improve on their previous scores.
How it Works
This is a 20 minute shooting series that is timed from the very first attempt by the player. The goal of this workout is to simulate game speed conditions, work on
shots from various spots on the floor, and find out who your shooters are. Each player must follow the progression below.
The Drill (Start the clock at 20 minutes)
1) Mikan Drill – right handed lay-up and left handed lay-up. Make 20. The ball cannot hit the floor! If it hits, start over! After 20 makes move to next drill.
2) Around the World – must be made shots in the following order:
The ball cannot hit the floor on a miss! If it hits, start over! If you catch a miss before it hits the ground, move on to the next spot.
- Right block
- Left block
- Mid-lane right side
- Mid-lane left side
- Right elbow
- Left elbow
- Free Throw
3) Elbow Lay-ups – Start on the right side. One dribble in, make the shot, then one dribble out to left elbow. Right hand on right side, Left hand on left side. Make 20. The ball cannot hit the floor on a miss! If it hits, start over! If you catch a miss before it hits the ground, move on to the next spot.
4) Around the World (Again) Same rules as above
5) Five in a row from one elbow (Rebound your own shot)
6) 3’s until time is finished (Rebound your own shot) Count how many 3′s are made during this time and record as your final “score”
When Vance Walberg was coaching at Fresno City College and later at Pepperdine only those shooters who could make 90 3′s or more before time ran out had the green light to shoot during games.