Introducing the V-Cut to youth will help them to understand how to create space between the defender and themselves. The V-Cut drill is very simple to teach and helps them to improve creating separation through fakes, hesitations, and change of pace.
The drill can be done either with a defender or without one, based on how advanced the group is. Pay attention to which hand(s) players are using at each side of the basket. Take a look at the video below with Coach Michael Collins doing a demonstration with his kids, incorporating a drive to the basket to finish off his variation of the V-Cut drill.
The V-Cut Layup Drill
|SKILL FOCUS||Offense, Cutting, Passing|
|AGE (STAGE)||6-12 (FUNdamentals, Learn-to-Train)|
|EQUIPMENT||At least 1 basketball|