Developing a consistent warm up routine is important for any shooter. I used one myself as a player and coach. I simple call it "100". It is designed to help reinforce good habits as well as allow a player to get 100 made shots in before he even breaks a sweat. With a rebounder and one or two basketballs it only takes about 15 minutes. The key is to focus on every detail and fundamental of each shot during this time. It's not about how fast it gets done but that it's done right.
"100" WARM UP
- Start about 2 feet from rim. Make 10 one handed form shots from right block, left block and middle. (30 makes total)
- From 7-8 feet away make 10 bank shots from both left and right side (50 makes total)
- From 15 feet make 10 shots from both baselines and both elbows (90 makes total)
- Finish with 10 made free throws (100 makes total)
At the end of this routine, a shooter should be fully warmed up and ready to start shooting at a faster pace and on the move. This routine is not complicated but is very effective. Nothing like starting a practice having made 100 shots to boost a players confidence.