This is a drill to practice the bounce pass and a full speed lay-up. It can be expanded to include a defensive player to practice lay-ups under pressure as well.
Two lines are formed: one at the top of the key outside of the 3 point line (A line) and the other at the wing position outside of the 3 point line(B line), both facing the basket. A1 cuts to the block, makes a hard cut back to the elbow, then receives a pass from B1, who cuts hard to the basket, receiving a bounce pass from A1 and shoots the lay-up. Player A1 rebounds. Players switch lines.
Always practice left and right side lay-ups. Always practice at game speed...the cut, the pass, and the lay-up. Passer should try to imagine a defensive player on him, and try to pass around.... not through! Rebounder should never allow the ball to touch the floor...take it right out of the net, or if missed, put it back in the basket.
In order to practice pressure lay-ups, we sometimes will have the player who made the lay-up stay to play defense on the next drill. But the key is that the defensive player must stay in the center of the key until Player B gets the pass from Player A.
Bounce pass, lay-up
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.