If you're a coach, you already know what "layup" means. When we say "finishing", that means the player is going to the basket and finishing with some type of shot. That shot could be a layup, euro step, pro-hop, jump-stop power finish, floater, push shot, and the list goes on.
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Learning layup technique is important, but all the individual layup practice in the world isn’t going to make you an elite finisher at the rim. You must practice scoring against live defenders. Once you’re comfortable with technique, it’s time to add defense take your finishing skills to the next level. 1-on-1; 2-on-2; 2-on-1; etc
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(3) continues sprinting and receives the basketball from (1) for the layup. (1) immediately sprints up the court after passing and receives the pass from (5) at full sprint and passes to (2) on the opposite high post. After the first layup, without rebounding their own shot (3) quickly curls around and replaces (5) on the high post.
Timing is important, as you want to shoot while the player is in the air. Emphasize holding the follow-through on the shot until after they return to the floor. Next, in cadence, call, "Set, Drive, Shoot." Explain that this, when done with proper timing, is the action involved in taking a lay-up.
Basketball lay up technique. A lay-up provides a player with the opportunity to drive at the opponent's basket, jump close to the target and release the ball safely at the backboard.
3-Line Layup Drill. This drill helps improve players' passing, cutting, receiving and ability to make lay-ups. You can use it as a pre-game warm-up drill. Drill: A few players line up at the top of the key, one player in the right corner, and the rest of the players line up at half-court near the right sideline.
Like anything new, learning how to shoot a basketball lay-up can be difficult for youth basketball players. It requires hand-eye-foot coordination that's hard for little ones. I've found it works well to break down the basketball shooting technique into a progression of 6 steps.
This is not the easiest shot to perfect and those who play the game professionally know that it takes a great deal of practice to perfect it. The following are 5 tips to improve your lay-up shot. Jumping - A lay-up requires the player to jump relatively high in order to "lay" the ball onto the backboard and into the net. This also allows you more time to perform the necessary moves in order to get the ball in without committing a traveling foul.