Rebound Outlet and Lay Up
This is a multi-purpose drill that will improve conditioning, rebounding, timing, outlet passes, dribbling, and finishing. This drill stresses grabbing the rebound and making the outlet pass. Players also have to dribble full court and execute a lay up in fast break situation.
Form two lines at both elbows, facing the basket. All players in the lines get a ball. Two more players (without the ball) stand at both foul line extended.
The first players in each line (1 and 4 in the diagram) throw the ball off the board, get the rebound and make an outlet pass to the players at foul line extended (1 and 5). Players 1 and 4 move to foul line extended.
Players 2 and 5 catch the ball and dribble full court making a lay-up at the far basket. No more shooting attempts are allowed. They get their rebound and switches lines.
Players 3 and 6 repeat the same pattern passing the ball to 1 and 4 etc..
The drill continues for five minutes or until a given number of basket are made.
- Players must jump and catch the ball as high as they can. Their arms are fully extended Timing and coordination are very important.
- Protect the ball by securing it under the chin with elbows spread.
- Pivot to the outside and make sharp outlet passes. The player in the outlet position should yell “outlet” (or “ball” or anything you like...) and show his hands as a target for the pass.
- Advanced players should be able to rotate their bodies from the jump and make the outlet pass before they touch the floor.
- Use the two-hand overhead pass to outlet the ball.
- Set some cones on the floor and add dribbling moves before the lay up.
- Shoot jump shots instead of lay ups.- Box out variation: Players 3 and 6 throw the ball off the board. Players 1 and 4 (without the ball) execute a block out on 3 and 6. They get the rebound and make the outlet pass.
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