Coach times player for 1 minute; team counts aloud number of shots made and encourages player along the way.
Player with a basketball stands to the right of the basket, coach says 'GO' and player shoots a layup (using backboard) from right side... then miss or make goes to left side. She continues to alternate sides, team counts how many are made in one minute.
Coach may decide to give stronger players 45 seconds, weaker players 1 minute +.
1 at a time
Discourage dribbling between shots... we don't want young players developing the bad habit of putting the ball down in the key. It enhances the skill of getting the rebound and putting it right back up.
Instead of alternating sides...
Right side for one minute continuously.
Left side for one minute.
This is a great drill to practice at home with a friend or a parent.
Keep a record of your personal best... and keep trying to get better!
Lay-ups using the backboard
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.