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Around the world layups

Passing 1 to 2 to 1 to 3 to 1 to 4 to 1 for a layup. 4 rebounds and outlets to 5, who passes to 1 to 6 to 1 to 7 to 1 for a layup, 7 rebounds and goes to the shooting line, 1 goes to the outlet line. Passers move up one position, e.g., 2 goes to 3's spot. Player 8 starts when 1 takes the layup at the far end.


- only two passers on each sideline (can then add a dribble before the pass)
- more than two balls
- after 4 outlets to 5, 4 becomes the shooter and 1 takes 5's spot.

See Layups - Jenkins around the world.

Ian MacKinnon

Start from both ends, extra players are at the outlet positions, middle passers are in the centre circle (not on the sideline), shooters go to the outlet lines, rebounders are the next shooters.

On a missed layup, everybody gets on a baseline, run a down and back, resume.

Start with two balls, work up to four balls.

Switch sides.
Ray Lokar - 6-ball passing - 2-3-4-5-6-7 are permanent passers (3 and 6 are back-to-back at center court), other players line up behind 1 and 9, the next player goes when the first player gets to halfcourt, the lines rebound shots. Go for 3 minutes, rotate the passers periodically.
George Karl - use six stationary passers (with two on the halfcourt jump circle), other players line up on the right at one end, each with a ball, go upcourt for a layup, rebound and outlet at the other end, rotate passers when all baseline players have gone up and back, move the line to the left side and repeat.
Tara VanDerveer - players start from both ends, sprint between passes. Change directions.
See Layups - Tennessee (coaches are passers).

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