Mikan Drill – Basketball Post Lay-ups

In this video OzSwoosh Academy Athlete Aaron demonstrate the Mikan Drill, a fundamental basketball drill to help improve footwork and finishing around the basket.

Mikan Drill Basketball Post Lay-ups

Basketball Skill Acquisition

Layups, Put Backs, Footwork, Dexterity, Right Hand Layups, Left Hand Layups, Reverse Layups

Basketball Drill Purpose

Using the same footwork as you would for a layup, the player shoots the ball from one side of the basket, then gathers the ball as it comes through the net and shoots a basket from the other side.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Basketball ring and backboard.


You can have players move further out and shoot from the keyway edge.

How To Do The Skill

(Watch video)

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