Introduction: How to Shoot a Lay-up!

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In basketball, one of the greatest shots that you can make so you can get easy points,are lay-ups. Lay-ups are very easy and simple, so with my help, I can help you make them.

Step 1: First Gather These Supplies:

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1 basketball (men's or women's will work)

1 basketball goal (10 ft. tall)

Step 2: Step #1

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      First take your basketball.

Step 3: Step #2

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Take a good angle at the basket. Hint: Your feet should be square with the rim.

Step 4: Step #3

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        Dribble slowly towards the rim.

Step 5: Step #4

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    When you are 8-10 feet away, pick up your dribble and take two steps.

Step 6: Step #5

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Then, lift up your outside foot and use your outside arm to shoot the ball.

It should like these pictures.

Step 7: Step #6

Try to hit the upper right hand corner of the red box.

Step 8: Step #7

Keep on doing this until you perfect this shot.

Step 9: Step #8

After that, try the otherside doing the exact same thing.

Step 10: Step #9

Now you should be able to make a lay-up on any side, everyday.

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Use this skill in a basketball game to score major points.


Andrew Garfield (author)2014-01-24

im a player myself and it think its good for beginners

pgramma (author)2012-06-19

we know how to lay up!

superoboman23 (author)2012-05-09

thanks it helped

s.schach (author)2011-12-15

good pics but more steps

Zenmaster26 (author)s.schach2011-12-16

He has 12 steps

gluestick14 (author)2011-12-15

Really taught me how to shoot a basketball. COOOOLLLLL!!!!!!!!

cjfp (author)2011-12-15

Loved the pics and videos, but make steps more detailed and maybe add a few more. Great Instructable though!

Zenmaster26 (author)2011-12-13

This is so cool!

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