4 Post Full Court Layups

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4 Post Full Court Layups is a great full court drill that cover passing, shooting high volume layups, and when run for a goal, conditioning.

When we do this drill, we usually start with 2 balls and a goal of 100 layups in 5 minutes. Sometimes, we will add additional balls and adjust the goal accordingly.

The set up is 1 player (or coach or manager, etc.) at the 3-point line, even with the elbow (the posts).

There is a line under each basket with a ball in each line.

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The first player in each line passes to the first post on his side.

The passer then sprints after the ball

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The passer then takes a handoff from the post.  4 Post Full Court Layups3
Upon receiving the handoff, the passer immediately passes to the next post 4 Post Full Court Layups4
The passer then sprints after the ball. 4 Post Full Court Layups5

The passer then receives a handoff from the post, accellerates and takes a layup.

We try to sprint and get longer withour steps and we do not allow a dribble.

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The next player in line get the rebound and passes to the first post on that side as the drill continues.  4 Post Full Court Layups7

If you are using players as the posts, periodilcally (every 30 seconds or so) replace with another player.

WE have 2 rules:

  • No traveling
  • No dribbles


Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.

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