Looking for ideas to teach [tag]skills for basketball[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this idea sent in by Lucky.
Here is a [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] I love using in [tag]practice[/tag] and I’m sure you’ve already seen it but it works well with young high school teams.
The ball is placed on the ground at centre court.
One player lines up at the Free Throw Line, another at the baseline.
When I blow the whistle, both players take off running.
The one who had the head start (from the free throw line) will pick up the ball off the ground and take it all the way to the opposite end for a layup.
The player starting at the baseline assumes a defensive role and has to catch up to try and stop Player 1 from making the layup. If Player 1 misses the [tag]layup[/tag] (other than obvious fouls by Player 2), they have to run 2 sets of suicides.
I continue this drill for about 10-15 minutes with the entire team giving each player about 4-5 layup opportunities.
It’s a great way to get young players to focus on making layups even if they have pressure coming behind them.