With such a great emphasis being placed on getting to the rim it is more important than ever to have a wide variety of finishing shots at your disposal. The following drill can be done as a team or in your individual workouts. Youth and middle school players could easily work on this drill every day.
- Start by standing on the baseline and flipping the ball out in front of you to the opposite elbow.
- Catch the ball, square up and then drive down the lane line and shoot an underhand layup.
- Rebound the ball out of the net and the flip it out in front of you to the other elbow.
- Again, square up, drive down the lane line and shoot an underhand layup with your other hand.
- Repeat the sequence until you have shot 6 different layups with each hand for a total of 12 layups.
- Jump stop and cross over
- Baseline crab step and power dribble
- Floater down the middle.
If you do this drill with your team, start in your regular two- line layup formation and play “follow the leader.” Every time the first player in line changes shots then everyone else changes as well.