This drill is designed to improve and develop defensive slides as well as working on the drop step when changing the offensive player’s direction.
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|Partner up players and assign one basketball per pair. Outline the boundaries with cones in a zig-zag pattern using the length of the court. Start players at the baseline, one pair goes at a time. One partner is offense and the other is defense. The offensive player will be dribbling the ball in the zig-zag pattern, as a “guided offender;” practicing cross-overs at each cone. The defensive player will be practicing defensive slides and drop steps. At the end of the court, players switch roles and go back the other way.|
|6+ (FUNdamentals Stage) 9+ (Learn-to-train Stage)|
|1 basketball per group|
|Defensive player guides the offensive player through change of directions after two or three dribbles|
|Ensure the offensive player is staying low to the ground and quickly changing direction with a variety of crossovers|