The Mikan Drill! #1 Layup Drill

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Remember to be a good basketball player…FUNDAMENTALS FIRST!

The Mikan Drill is a great “fundamental” drill for a basketball player to develop proper footwork and the ability to score around the basket using both hands. This drill should be timed and the scores should be recorded to see if a player is improving.

In my years of coaching high school basketball, the top score for 30 seconds was 22 or 23. The players were 6’4 and very committed to becoming the best they could be. (Height is a factor in getting the ball out of the net quickly.)

Check out this video to learn how to do the drill correctly!

Tweet your top score to @sstriplethreat. We would love to see how well you can complete this drill.

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