2-Hand Zig-zag Layups
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
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Level: Beginner to Intermediate
The coach arranges a set of 10 folding chairs evenly spaced down the middle of the court from near one baseline to the other. Players line up and one-by-one they dribble the length of the floor zig-zagging around the chairs.
Players MUST always dribble with the hand that is opposite the chair! In other words, the player first goes to his right around the first chair while dribbling with his right hand, then to his left to go around the next chair while crossing his dribble over to his left hand, and so forth. At the end he makes a layup, then sprints the length of the floor to return to the line.
This basketball drill accomplishes several things at once:
- Players work on conditioning by running the length of the floor multiple times.
- They also work on becoming equally adept at dribbling with either hand.
- They become aware of the need to dribble the basketball on the side of their body that is farthest away from the defender.