Changing your Feet in a Lay Up

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In this video, you'll learn to fake your defender in a game situation by changing your feet during a layup.

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Also known as the Eurostep, changing your feet in a lay up is a great way of getting away from a defender. Learn how by watching this short tutorial video!

Adam Simmons - "Long Rhode Home", "Piano Hop", "Tang-A-Lang"
Published by Alter K
Voiced by Xavier Gianni

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In this video, you will learn two ways of changing your feet before you take a running shot. These variations can be used to fake your opponent and take a clear shot.

First we will look at the one-two-step, then a two-footed layup.

First, the one-two-step

This lay-up is useful when you're dribbling at speed and have an opponent ahead of you.

After your last dribble, place one foot outside the key. This will trick your opponent.

Push towards the basket with your other leg, placing the foot in the same direction to shoot a lay-up.

Secondly, the two-footed layup.

This layup is useful when you come up against an opponent when you're close to the basket.

After your last dribble, close to the basket, make a jump stop, and immediately adopt the triple threat position.

After faking a shot, place one foot behind your opponent's to shoot a lay-up with the outside hand.

Practice this slowly, breaking the movement down into steps, then start speeding it up gradually before using it in a match. Over to you!

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