The lay-up is a skill that seems easy but requires constant practice before it becomes second nature. Practicing it at an early age with both hands will help the youth become more confident to get those easy baskets whenever those opportunities arise.
Take Steve Nash. He is currently the NBA’s all-time leading free-throw shooter at 90.4%. Nash is also famous for taking two or three imaginary practice shots before he shoots the real free-throw. This is clearly not a coincidence. But why? What’s the connection?