“A layup is the action of a player dribbling towards the hoop, taking two steps, and then laying the basketball into the hoop off the backboard.” For a traditional layup — this is correct. With that said… There are MANY variations of a layup (I’ll share 7 of them with you later in this article) and no two in-game layups are identical.
Coaches love the "and-1", a made lay-up followed by a free-throw. On the inside hand reverse lay-up, you plant the outside foot, angle your body 45 degrees from the backboard, and release the ball with the inside hand high off the backboard. So when approaching from the right side, plant your left foot, and release the ball with the right hand.
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1. Dribble close to the basket with your right hand. Since you're doing a right-handed layup, angle your approach toward the right side of the basket. You want to get close enough to have easy access to the basket, but not so close that you end up directly under it. Layups are often taken off of a running dribble.
On the command, “Step,” players step forward with their left leg. Follow the, “Step,” command with, “Drive,” and, “Shot,” in cadence, to create the rhythm for taking an active lay-up. When you feel it is proper, switch to a left handed lay-up. Once you are comfortable with that action, go to the next step.
This video clip demonstrates the basics of learning a Lay Up using the right hand. Use the process on this video clip to teach your players the basic fundame...
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Block out all that is going on around you, and keep your eyes on the target until the ball comes through the net. What is a lay-up. A lay-up is just what it sounds like: a shot where we lay the ball up on the backboard or over the rim and into the basket. It can be done forwards, backwards, or sideways.
Great basketball players make layups from all angles. The reverse layup allows players to attack the rim from one side and finish on the opposite side using the basket to help create space from the defender. The reverse layup can be performed from the front side of the rim or from the baseline.
Let's start with a right-handed lay-up. As the names suggests, you'll shoot the ball with your right hand from the right side of the basket as you're facing it. Note: Even if you're left-handed, you'll shoot a lay-up from the right side of the basket with your right hand. That’s really important.