Attacking off the Catch
|Players line up along the baseline, starting at the edge of the key, with a coach at the top of the 3-point arc (as a passer). Players take turns blasting from the baseline to the wing. The coach passes the ball, and catch in a jump stop (allowing either foot to be the pivot foot). Players then attack the hoop (practicing using both pivot feet) to finish a lay-up. This drill can be performed anywhere within the 3-point arch.|
|Cutting, Receiving, Footwork, Lay-Ups|
|3+ (per group)|
|1 basketball (per group)|
|Add a defender to challenge the offensive player. To start, have the defensive player freeze as the ball is caught, and let the offensive player go by. Once players are comfortable beating a defender off of the catch, have the defender play defense for two steps/dribbles before they freeze.|
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