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Welcome to the Orlando Magic’s brand new Skills and Drills section.

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Drill of the Month

“X-Out Lay-Ups”
Improves ball handling, change of direction skills, lay-up success and conditioning.

- Step 1: Start underneath the basket with a ball in your hand.
- Step 2: Dribble to one of the elbows, touch it with your foot, turnaround and dribble in for a lay-up.
- Step 3: Retrieve your own rebound and proceed to the opposite elbow.
- Step 4: Repeat and continue for 30 seconds, alternating elbows each time.

Tips:
- Keep your eyes up and dribble with your fingertips – not your palms.
- Shoot lay-ups on the left side of the hoop with your left hand and vice-versa.
- Dribble low and take big steps. (The fewer dribbles you take, the quicker you’ll be.)

Goals:
- Rookies: Aim for four made lay-ups in 30 seconds.
- Veterans: Aim for six made lay-ups in 30 seconds
- All-Stars: Aim for eight made lay-ups in 30 seconds.

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