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How to Do a Layup in Basketball (6-Step Guide)

If you want to win basketball games, your players must be able to finish at the rim consistently.

While knowing “how to do a layup” will sound easy to most players, it’s actually much more difficult than most people realize.

Think about it:

Players attack the hoop at varying speeds…

Players attack the hoop from many different angles…

And when they do get to the hoop, there’s usually a second defender waiting who will attempt to swat their layup into the 5th row.

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How to Develop a High Basketball IQ (and 14 Examples)

A high basketball IQ is the most important trait a player can possess.

Like a Grandmaster in chess, it’s the players who are able to think 3 or 4 moves ahead of the other players on the floor who excel and separate themselves from the competition.

Which is why improving basketball intelligence is a requirement for any player who has intentions of stepping on the floor to compete in the best leagues around the world.

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How to Dribble a Basketball (7-Step Guide + Drills)

Learning how to dribble a basketball is usually the very first skill a player will learn.

It’s easy enough to bounce the ball up and down while standing still…

But when a player’s trying to figure out how to:

• Keep their head up to see teammates.
• Move around the court.
• Protect the ball from the defense.

Then learning how to dribble a basketball can be intimidating.

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