Players learn to shoot a power layup, which can be used when there is going to be contact or when a player is moving fast and needs to gain control before shooting. Drill Setup. Players form two lines, one on each wing.
How it Works. Place a cone on the right lane line, and have the players form a line, with the first two players holding a basketball. 1st player will sweep, take a hard dribble, come to a jump stop, and go up strong to finish the layup. He will then collect his rebound, and pass the ball to the next player in line without a ball.
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A good power layup drill is the Mikan drill, named after George Mikan, the first dominating big man in the NBA. This is a drill all players should do. This is a drill all players should do.
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.
Here are a few good interleaving and random layup drills: Cone Grab Finishing Drill. 3 Cone - Groove Finishing Drill. The Arc Finishing Drill. Figure 8 Hook Shots. Wichita State Attack Series. Finishing Moves Off the Pass. Drop Step Dribble - Ballhandling & Finishing. Kyrie Irving Mikan Drill With 12 Variations. 11 Competitive Layup / Finishing Drills
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The X-Out Power Lay-Up Drill is a great individual drill for developing players footwork and dexterity on ma... Visit www.ozswoosh.com for more basketball tips.
Drive towards the basket and finish with a floater. This involves pushing the basketball up in the air at a higher arc than usual from approximately 5 - 10 feet away from the hoop. Immediately rebound the basketball, retreat to anywhere outside the three-point line, and then attack and finish with a floater once again.