The Hoosiers returned to practice on Monday after splitting two games in Naperville, Illinois against Wisconsin and Marquette. With a new practice comes a new shooting drill featuring an extra net in a unique spot. Photos after the jump.
This particular drill shrinks the size of the goal by using a large obstruction. The theory is if you give players only a thin slice of the goal to shoot at, they will learn how to shoot with good fundamentals and aim for a spot, as opposed to anywhere. Creating a smaller target improves accuracy and allows players to “see” open sides of the net in games more readily. This drill puts an emphasis on accuracy and a strong overhand motion. We’ll see if it helps this weekend.