Basketball Workouts: 30 Second Finishing Drills

by Hal Wissel
Basketball Workouts: 30 Second Finishing Drills


30 Second Workout Finishing Drills
By Hal Wissel

     The Speed Dribble Layup drill combines the use of strong- and weak-hand layups, speed and reverse dribbles. The drill consists of alternately driving from each elbow (the intersection of the foul line and lane line) and shooting layups with your right hand when dribbling right and with your left hand when dribbling left.
     Start at the right elbow in a balanced stance with your left foot forward and your right foot back. Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your outside (right) hand and shoot a right-handed layup. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble out to the left elbow, using your outside (right) hand. Place your inside (left) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your outside (right) hand.
     Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your outside (left) hand and shoot a left-handed layup. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble to the right elbow, using your outside (left) hand. Place your inside (right) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your left hand. Continue the drill for 30 seconds, alternately driving and shooting layups on each side of the basket. Record the number of layups you make in 30 seconds. A good score is eight layups in 30 seconds. This is a good conditioning drill. After completing the drill, make two free throws.

There are nine other Speed Dribble Layup Drills as follows:

Speed Dribble Inside Hand Layup

Speed Dribble Reverse Layup
Speed Dribble Hook
Speed Dribble Runner
Speed Dribble Power Move,
Speed Dribble Jump Hook
Speed Dribble Step-Through Hook
Speed Dribble Drop-Step Hook
Speed Dribble Drop-Step, Fake Hook, Spin-Back Hook 


The Coach


Hal Wissel

Teaching Tomorrow's Champions


Dr. Hal Wissel has a wealth of experience in the National Basketball Association including coaching, scouting and working in the front office. Coach Wissel was assistant coach for player development for the Golden State Warriors (2006-07). Wissel was as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies (2002-05). Hal was an advance scout for the Dallas Mavericks (2001–02). Wissel served as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Nets (1996–99) and as director of player personnel for the Nets (1995–96). Hal was a scout and special assignment coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (1990–95) and assistant coach and head scout with the Atlanta Hawks (1976–77).In addition to serving in the NBA, Wissel compiled more than 300 wins as a collegiate head coach. Hal turned losing programs at Trenton State and Lafayette into conference and division champions respectively. Wissel led Florida Southern to four straight trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament and three straight trips to the Division II Final Four (‘80, ‘81, and ‘82), winning the NCAA Divi­sion II National Championship in 1981. In 1972, Wissel coached Fordham into the NIT Tournament. Wissel also coached the Dominican Republic National Team in 1975. In 1972,

Wissel founded Basketball World a venture that conducts basketball camps and clinics and produces and distributes books and videos. Basketball World’s highly succes­sful Shoot It Better Mini Camps are conducted worldwide for players at all levels. Basketball World is now owned and operated by Hal’s son Paul. Wissel received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Springfield College, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate in physical education from Springfield College. Wissel is the author of two books. Basketball: Steps to Success is a best selling basketball book with over 130,000 copies sold and has been translated into eleven languages. Becoming a Basketball Player: Individual Drills has been made into a Course. Dr. Wissel has produced five other Courses, Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm and Mechanics; Basketball Shooting: Off the Pass, Off the Dribble, and In the Post; Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic; Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble; and Basketball Shooting: Post Moves and Drills. Wissel’s honors include being named Coach & Athlete magazine’s Eastern Coach of the Year in 1972; Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year (‘79, ‘80, ’81); and Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1980. Wissel has been inducted into the New EnglandBasketball Hall of Fame, the Florida Southern College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame and was named Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary Coach.

Ratings and Reviews (3)


Some videos did not sync to what they were talking about. But overall good info.

Dec 29, 19 06:26 PM

Brent Kupfer

Good drill ideas but agree with previous post that some titles did not load and were not listed under appropriate title. There was no inside hand layup Video that I was able to view for example!

Dec 30, 19 08:21 AM

Mark Dickerson

These are some good conditioning and skill development drills. The 1 foot hook shots are not real popular these days. Maybe because people don't practice them?

Nov 16, 20 07:31 PM

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