Basketball Shooting Game

basketball shooting game

Pick a basketball shooting game from our selection of fun youth basketball drills that you can play alone or with a partner!

And when you're ready for a break and want to chill out with some friends try your skills with one of these arcade hoops shooting games or popular NBA video games!

No doubt, one of the best ways to improve your shot is to play basketball games that force you to shoot under pressure.

The challenging basketball shooting drills included below provide an opponent, either real or imaginary, that you try to defeat.

These games are perfect for 1-2 people, but if you have a team of players, check out some free basketball drills for kids that also include some fun shooting games.

Arcade basketball shooting game

Video shooting games


I've listed 13 games below that are fun ways to teach kids how to shoot the ball under pressure. I've divided them into three different pages, so just follow the links to see the games that interest you.

Games #1-4

32-Point Game
Consecutive Shooting
2-2-2 Game
Shooting for Percentage

Games #5-8

Make Some Noise!
Beat a Pro
Outside Shots/Tip-Ins
7 + 3 in a Row

Games #9-13

Win it at the Line
Nothing But Net
25 in a Row

Basketball Shooting Game #1

You will shoot from 5 spots around the key: right baseline, right wing, top of key, left wing, left baseline.

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  1. Shoot a 3-point shot from each of the 5 spots. Each 3-pointer you make is worth 3 points (for a total of 15 points.) Go ahead and move your spots in closer if you need to.
  2. From each spot, take one dribble in for a jump shot. Each jumper made is worth 2 points (for a total of 10 points).
  3. Start at each spot and dribble in for a lay-up. Each lay-up made is worth 1 point (for a total of 5 points).

The total you can make if you shoot 100% is 30 points.

End the game with a 1&1 free throw. Shoot the first free throw. If you make it, take the second (for a total of 2 points).

The best score you can get if you make every basketball shot and free throw is 32 points.

Basketball Shooting Game #2

Pick a spot on the court and see how many basketball shots you can make in a row without missing. Always keep track of your best record and try to beat it next time.

Move to a new spot and repeat.

Variations :

  • Add the pressure of time. See how many consecutive shots you can make in a certain period of time.
  • Challenge a friend. See who can make the most shots in a row.
  • Work together with a friend. Each player shoots 2 shots at a time to see how many shots they can make in a row together. When someone misses, start over and try again.

Basketball Shooting Game #3
2-2-2 GAME

Shoot 2 shots from about 9 feet away (the bottom of the circle), then 2 shots from about 12 feet out, then 2 shots from the free throw line (15 feet). The goal is to make all 6 in a row.

Variations :

  • Change the number of shots you take at each spot. Instead of 2-2-2, try 6-4-2 or 8-4-2.
  • Change shooting spots. Start on the baseline and work out toward the sideline on both sides. Or start on the wing and work out toward the sideline on both sides.
  • Adjust the distances of each shot. Start closer to the basket if you need to and move back in increments of 2 feet until you get a little better.

Basketball Shooting Game #4

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See what percentage of shots you can make when you shoot a certain number of times.

Start out with 5 shots and see how many you can make. Figure out the percentage (the number of shots you make divided by the total number of shots you take.)

Then try 10, 20, 50, or 100 shots and keep track of the number you make and your shooting percentage.

Variations :

  • Add the pressure of time. See what percentage of shots you can make in a certain amount of time. Start with 1 minute and keep track of how many shots you take and how many you make. You may need a friend to help you keep track.
  • Shoot from different spots on the floor. This will give you a good idea of your shooting range and where your best shooting spots are.

More Great Basketball Drills!


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Single Shooting Games - Compete against yourself!





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