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1. Technique Layups How the Drill Works: Players practice performing a layup off 1 step, 2 steps, using one dribble, and then practice full-speed layups from the three-point line. Purpose: Developing great layup technique for all players. It’s important that players learn the basic technique before they use them in practice and games at game pace.
#3 GEORGE MIKAN DRILL. The George Mikan basketball drill is named after the NBA legend, George Mikan. He was post-player famous for finishing around the rim. This drill is a continuous layup drill geared to help young players with their layup footwork and finishing with either hand. Basketball Drill:
With youth players you might only work on basic layups and you might adjust the rules to reduce the challenge. Older players might work on advanced finishing moves and have 1-2 tight defenders challenging the shot. 8 Interleaving Layup / Finishing Drills. We recommend that you use interleaving and random layup drills.
Youth Dribbling & Ball Handling Drills. 1. Maravich Stationary Ball Handling Drills - These are beginner drills to help develop better hand-eye coordination and a feel for the basketball. 2. 2-1-0 Dribbling Drills - These are beginner progressions for teaching basketball moves to your players. 3.
Chase down layups is used to teach players to finish layups at full speed and with pressure. Since youth basketball is normally decided by which team makes more layups, this is a basketball drill you must use often. Setup: The drill begins with two lines of players down each end of the floor. One offensive line and one defensive line.
Teach the key fundamentals young players need to comfortably and consistently finish layups. The following progressions are perfect for teaching the fundame...
Here are several lay-up drills beginning with the old simple 2-line lay-up drill, a 3-line drill (a good pre-game warm-up drill), and several full-court dribble lay-up drills that also help with conditioning and speed-dribbling. Be sure to see the 2-minute drill (one of our favorites). For correct lay-up technique and footwork, see: Lay-ups - Finishing at the Hoop.