How would you recommend how to do a layup

How would you recommend how to do a layup

i would like to know how to practice a layup but i do not know the best way of doing it.

Riley Stanley HaganPlayer, England
ANSWERS
Matt MorrisonPlayer, England

Hi Riley,

Perfecting the layup is all about timing. In a match situation, the lay-up is likely to be performed when running at speed therefore you need to be able to time the jump, along with the release of the ball. The closer you can get to the basket with your jump, the easier it is to control the ball going into the hoop. Here`s a good drill you can use to practice the layup. I hope this helps.

Matt

Changing Hands

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Player 1 dribbles the ball with their right hand, change to the left and then go for a lay up shot. Player 2 starts with the left hand, then changes to the right before attempting a lay up.

Changing Hands

DESCRIPTION
Player 1 dribbles the ball with their right hand, change to the left and then go for a lay up shot. Player 2 starts with the left hand, then changes to the right before attempting a lay up.
Riley Stanley HaganPlayer, England

thank you matt morrison

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