The aim is to improve passing, receiving, dribbling and the lay up. Player 1 starts with the ball on the back line at the left side of the key. Player 2 starts out wide on the same side in line with the top of the key.

Player 1 must pass the ball out to player 2, who then dribbles the ball towards the basket at the opposite end of the court, and attempts a lay up. At the same time after passing the ball player 1 has to get to the foul line at the opposite end, and jog back down towards the basket they came from, and calls for a long pass (overhead) from player 2. Player 2 has to collect their own rebound from the attempted lay up and deliver the ball to player 1 using the overhead pass. When player 1 receives the ball they dribble to the basket and attempt a lay up, whilst player 2 tries to reach player 1's lay up before it touches the floor.


  • Increase speed of the drill
  • Use different passes

Coaching Points

  • Use the 'W' shape to catch the ball.
  • When using the chest pass keep the elbows in, and the hands slightly behind the ball in a relaxed handshake position. Step in the direction of the pass then extend the knees, back and arms forward and release the ball. On the follow through arms should be extended, palms facing down and fingers pointing to the target.
  • The action of the overhead pass is very similar to that of the chest pass, except the ball should be held above the forehead, and just before release the wrist and fingers should be flexed to produce the power.
  • Make sure players call for the ball.
  • When attempting the lay up make sure the non-shooting hand is under the ball, and the shooting hand is on top, keep the elbow in, lift shooting knee, and jump straight up off the other leg, extend arms, and release the ball at the highest point.

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