Basketball
Description

Set up as shown in the image.

  1. Players will run to the first diagonal cone and close-out by chopping their feet.

  2. They will then sprint to the cone at the half way line.

  3. Once they get there, they will slide across the half way line to the other side of the court.

  4. To finish they will back pedal to the baseline.

Coaching Points

Skills we're focusing on in this drill:

  • Good stance and efficient movement
  • Make sure players close-out with hands up

Defensive ConditioningDefenseBasketball Drills Coaching
Tags: close out, conditioning, fitness

Defense Drills

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