The layup shooting chair drill is a combination basketball shooting drill that allows you to work on your shooting and get low when you go by your defender. This is a good basketball drill that you can do by yourself without a partner or a coach. You will work on 3 different things in this drill; shooting, staying low on driving, and conditioning.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Layup Shooting Chair Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a chair.
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Goals of the Drill
- Improve basketball shooting and getting low when driving around a defender.
- Go as quick as you can while still under control.
- Think about dipping your shoulder when going around the chair.
- Jump straight up and down when shooting the ball.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The chair is placed on either wing or elbow.
- The player is going to start under the basket with the ball.
- When the drill starts, the player will speed dribble out around the chair (start on the baseline side of the chair).
- The player must touch the seat of the chair with their inside hand as they circle it.
- After they circle the chair, they will cross the ball over and lay it up at the basket.
- They will then immediately grab the ball out of the basket and sprint back out to the chair.
- This time though, they will touch the ball to the chair, reverse pivot, and take a shot.
- They must then get their rebound and repeat the layup.
- This alternating pattern will continue for the desired amount of time, usually 30 or 60 seconds.
- Every layup is worth one point, and every made shot is worth two points.
- You can make this drill into a competition by having multiple players go and then have the highest score win.