Extension Layup Drill

Here is the Extension Lay-up Drill from the Playmakers Basketball Development League curriculum. The drill is a series of one-dribble, three-step lay-ups: Traditional lay-up, reverse lay-up, inside-hand lay-up, and crossover lay-up. The traditional lay-up and reverse lay-up use an outside foot pivot foot, and the inside-hand lay-up and crossover lay-up use an inside foot pivot foot.

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