Using the Goalrilla G Trainer, this drill is going to work a half court exercise with an open layup to the basketball hoop. The G Trainer should be set up at about half court, facing the basketball goal that the layup will be completed on. The offensive player will dribble towards the Goalrilla G Trainer, deliver a chest pass and will immediately flash around and drive towards the basketball hoop without the ball. They will work on receiving the over the shoulder pass and catching the ball a few feet away from the basketball goal and will complete an open layup. To perform this drill correctly, the player should receive the ball right at the rim. This will allow the player to immediately lay the ball in without having to dribble.
Using the Goalrilla G Trainer to deliver the over the head pass, this drill can also be completed with a defensive player directly below the basketball goal. The defender will have the blocking pad. When the pass is perfectly delivered off of the G Trainer, it should sail back over the shoulder far enough so that the offensive player catches the over shoulder pass right at the rim. This will allow an easy transition to the basketball hoop. By adding the defender to the basketball drill, this gives players a more game-like situation.
With this drill, players can also work on the layup and over shoulder receipt of the pass from both the right and left side of the court. This not only allows players to familiarize themselves with both sides of the court, it also allows players to work on the layup with their dominant and weak hand. This drill will help players feel more confident to go up with the weaker hand and will increase their overall scoring percentage.
Because of its versatility, the Goalrilla G Trainer is the perfect basketball training tool for any player or coach. With just this one piece of equipment, players can perform hundreds of basketball drills that are sure to improve their game.
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– Pat of the Basketball Goal Store Blog Team