Reverse Mikan Basketball Drill

Reverse Mikan Basketball Drill


Finishing around the basket takes a soft touch and soft hands. The reverse Mikan basketball drill is a great drill to develop your hands, footwork, and finishing around the basket.

This basketball drill can be for either big men or guards because both need to know how to finish around the basket and also how to use the rim to protect themselves from the shot blocker. When a shot blocker is guarding you or lining up your shot, a great way to avoid the block is to use the rim to protect you, and that is where this move comes into play.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Reverse Mikan Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Do your best to keep the basketball high the whole time.
  • Work on the proper footwork and lay the basketball up off the backboard softly.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player will start with the basketball directly under the basket with their chest facing out to the free-throw line.
  • They will jump off their left foot and lay the basketball up off the backboard with their right hand.
  • Next, they are going to grab the ball out of the net, and as they do, they are going to be in motion to lay the ball up on the other side of the basket with their left hand and jumping off their right foot.
  • Continue back and forth for the desired amount of time, layups, or makes.


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