30 Sec. Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Reverse Layup

30 Sec. Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Reverse Layup
By Hal Wissel 

     When you anticipate a defender trying to block your layup you can counter by driving under the rim and shooting with a reverse layup. This challenging layup drill combines the use of strong- and weak-hand reverse layups, speed and reverse dribbles. The drill consists of alternately driving from each elbow (the intersection of the foul line and lane line) and shooting reverse layups with your right hand when dribbling right and shooting left hand reverse layups when dribbling left.
     Start at the right elbow in a balanced stance with your left foot forward and your right foot back. Drive to a spot under the basket using a speed dribble with your outside (right) hand and shoot a right-handed reverse layup. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble out to the left elbow, using your outside (right) hand. Place your inside (left) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your right hand.
     Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your outside (left) hand and shoot a left-handed reverse layup. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble to the right elbow, using your outside (left) hand. Place your inside (right) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your left hand. Continue the drill for 30 seconds, alternately driving and shooting reverse layups on each side of the basket.
     Record the number of reverse layups you make in 30 seconds. A good score is seven layups in 30 seconds. This is a great conditioning drill. At the completion of the drill we recommend that you shoot two free throws.

30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Reverse Layup

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