2-Man Layup Drill: Combines Conditioning with Layups
From my perspective, there are way too many missed layups in today′s game. Some players make the crucial mistake of not going up strong when they go up for a layup. It is very important to teach your players the importance of making layups on the run.
It is difficult to find time for layups in a two-hour practice session. Meanwhile, conditioning takes up a lot of time without accomplishing any basketball-related skills.
This drill incorporates the conditioning of a sprint with the importance of finishing around the basket. You can make this into a competition to further motivate your players.
1 and 3 start out with the ball. 2 and 4 are at the free-throw line extended.
A coach is stationed near each basket to contest all layups. Make sure all players are going up strong when they go up for the layup.
Note: Both sides are going at the same time to involve more players in the drill.
To start the drill, 1 passes it to 2 while 3 passes it to 4.
1 and 3 will sprint to the right corner. 2 and 4 will dribble the ball all the way to the basket for a layup.
As soon as the layups are made, 2 will pass it to 1 while 4 passes it to 3.
1 and 3 will go all the way to the basket for a layup. 2 and 4 will sprint to the left corner.
The drill continues until all the players have each made 3 layups.
Always have the players switch sides so they can have equal practice finishing with both hands.
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