THE MIKAN DRILL. You want to start standing under the basket, with your head forming an invisible line from the bottom of the net to the top of your head. You will be facing the basket. Start in an athletic stance and make sure that you are holding the ball directly under your chin with both elbows pointed out. If you start on the right side you want to take a step with your left foot towards the right. While jumping, extend your right knee up as high as possible and shoot the layup with your right hand. Vice versa ...going to the left. You want to get to a point where you can retrieve your layup out of the net and continuously do the drill.