How To Teach Kids Layups in Basketball



hello basketball coaches and basketball players my name is Alan from house basketball training and today I'm going to talk to you about how you can teach your players how to do layups now a layup in basketball is supposed to be the easiest shot that you can take as a player this is why it's so important because when you miss a very close shot kind of looks bad on you and your team so you want to make sure that all your players can know how to make layups so let's get down to cords closer to the net so I can explain to you how you can teach your players how to make layups okay so the number one a piece of information is that the small orange box up there what you want your players to do is to hit the ball off the top corner of that box because it's going to allow you and your players to score a lot easier on the basket and then on the right side you're going to be using your right hand and then on the left side you're going to be using your left hand of course unless your players are very very young then you will be probably using have and having their dominant hand being used on both sides so now in basketball you're allowed to take two steps and this is what you would do for a layup so if you're coming down on the right side you're gonna be dribbling with your right hand then you're going to start the layup with your right foot taking a step and then you're going to take a left step and then you're gonna bring your right leg up and you're going to pretend that your right elbow and your right knee is connected by a string so that when they go up they go up together so basically you're gonna be dribbling in you're gonna take a right step a left step then you're gonna go up that is basically the layup now how I like to teach my players is at first if they're very young is just to have them shooting at that top corner and trying their best to hit that top corner and then once they get used to and maybe strong enough to be able to hit that top corner we're going to start from here and we're just going to take our two steps and that's it we're just going to take two steps and that's it and then you'll take a few more steps out you'll have your players take one dribble left floor first right left and then up and then you're going to be repeating this on the left side as well now if you're coaching a little bit older maybe the nine year olds and the ten year olds I would actually get them starting shooting with their left hand because that's a very important thing to be able to do on the left side now once you have them going at a normal kind of slow pace I wouldn't then instruct my players to go a little bit harder at the basket and then maybe taking a few more steps out getting a pylon involved and now they have to try and cross up the pylon take one or two dribbles in and go in for the layup okay so now we have a pylon involved and what we're going to do is very slowly we're going to come up to the pylon we're gonna cross the pylon because we're still learning so we're not going to be going very fast and then we're going to cross up the pylon I'm going to take two dribbles in and then we're going to go in for a layup and then you're going to try and get that a little bit quicker afterwards and then what you're gonna try and do is have your players later on afterwards take only one dribble from that distance and then you're going to be trying to stretch them a bit farther out so now they're taking longer strides like they would be in a game now I hope that this video helps your team win more games and also learn how to do the layup a little bit better anyways I hope to see you guys again tomorrow actually later on today for another daily twice a day basketball video

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