Speed Dribble Lay-up Drill
by Hal Wissel
(USA and Worldwide)
Speed Dribble Lay-up
This is a challenging lay-up drill. You will alternate shooting strong and weak hand lay-ups, speed and reverse dribbles.
The drill consists of alternately driving from each elbow and shooting lay-ups with your right hand when dribbling right and your left hand when dribbling left. Start at the right elbow in a balanced stance with your left foot forward and right foot back.
Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your right hand and shoot a right-handed lay-up. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble out to the left elbow, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your right hand.
Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your left hand and shoot a left-hand lay-up. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble to the right elbow, using your left hand. Place your right foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your left hand.
Continue the drill for 30 seconds, alternately driving and shooting lay-ups on each side of the basket.
Record the number of lay-ups made in 30 seconds.
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Wissel, Hal. (2005). Basketball Shooting: Off the Pass, Off the Dribble and In the Post. Basketball World, Suffield, CT.
Available at: www.basketballworld.com