Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Pro Training workout #9

Pro Training workout #9 (YouTube)

Reverse layups, triple threat.

1) Mikan drill

2 sets, 20 makes each,

- layups - facing the basket, finish with the outside hand off the inside foot
- reverse layups (back to the baseline) - inside foot, outside hand.

See Layups - Pro Training workout #8, Post play - Mikans.

2) Two-step reverse layups

10 makes each, both sides.

From the right block, step right-left, finish with a right-hand reverse layup (baseline hand), repeat for 10 makes.
Progression - step left-right, finish with the left (inside) hand.

Repeat from the left block for 40 total makes.up

3) Triple-threat reverse layups

5 makes each.

Start on the wing, shot fake, attack with the right hand (baseline), finish with a right-hand reverse layup, make 5.
Progression - jab step right, attack middle, finish with a left-hand reverse layup.

Repeat from the left wing for 20 total makes.

See Dribbling - Pro Training workout #5 (Double moves to reverse layup).up

4) Inside-hand finishes

Start from the top of the key, jab step right then shot fake, attack with the right hand, finish with the inside (left) hand (off the outside foot), make 5.
Progression - shot fake, jab step (right), crossover step and attack left, finish with the right hand.

Repeat using the other pivot foot (right foot), i.e.

- jab left shot fake, attack left
- shot fake jab left, attack right (jab and cross).up

4) 5-spot reverse layups

5 makes each hand, 2 sets.

Start under the basket, dribble out to the right corner and back with the right hand, finish with a right-hand reverse layup (the left hand never touches the ball), on a make move clockwise, do the same thing at the right wing, top, left wing, left corner.

Repeat coming back counter-clockwise, dribbling and finishing with the left hand.

Have more advanced players make 5 in a row, start over on a miss.

See Layups - Pro Training workout #8, Shooting - 5-spot series, Triano 7-spot workout (Layups off the dribble), Dribbling - Pro Training workout #5 (3 forward, 1 back).up

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