The aim is to improve lay up technique, passing, and receiving. At least 3 players are required for this drill. Player 1 starts on one sideline and has the ball. Player 2 stands just outside of the key on the side nearest player 1, and player 3 stands just behind player 2, but inside the key.

Basketball Shooting Drills


Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, player 2 turns to face player 3, the static defender, then player 2 fakes a pass to the top of the key, dribbles past player 3, and attempts a lay up. Players can then rotate positions and repeat the drill until they have all rotated a couple of times.


  • Repeat the drill with weaker arm
  • Increase speed of the drill
  • Allow defensive player to move.

Coaching Points

  • When attempting the lay up make sure the non-shooting hand is under the ball, and the shooting hand is on top, keep the elbow in, lift shooting knee, and jump straight up off the other leg, extend arms, and release the ball at the highest point.

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