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

Basketball DefenseDrills

Join our community of over
25,000 Basketball Coaches Today!
Register Now

Recent Blog Entries

Sore muscles and how to speed up recovery
Muscle soreness is something we've all experienced, but what causes it, should you train when you've got a niggle and how can you speed up your body's recovery?

Do you run like a girl?
What does running or throwing like a girl mean to you? This viral video looks into the power words can have on young athletes

Guidelines for your Pre-Season Preparation
Everything you need to know to have the best possible start to your team's pre-season - detailed coach instructions

World Cup Mascot Test
Making Coaching Easier
Hockey World Cup