Competitive Finishing Basketball Drill Versus Weakside Help
The offensive player dribbles as fast as possible around the chair on the wing, then drives to the basket to score. The defensive player sprints around the chair on the baseline, then tries to prevent the offense from scoring.
You can adjust the distance of the chairs to simulate different situations. For example, you might move the defensive chair closer to the basket so the players have to learn how to finish when the defensive player is already in a good defensive position. Or you could move the defensive chair out further to simulate the weakside help being on the move as the offensive player reaches the goal.
Points of Emphasis
Attack rim - If the defensive player is still recovering, go straight to the rim. The defensive player will either have to stop and allow you to shoot the lay up or foul you.
Use side step or floater - If the defense is stationary or a threat to block your shot legally, you can utilize a side-step, floater, or runner to finish.
Be creative - Experiment and use different moves to help you finish.
Related Pages and Helpful Resources:
30 Competitive Game-Like Skill Building Drills
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How To Make Basic Lay Ups and Finish At The Goal
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