Basic Defensive Slides Basketball Drill

Defensive Slides DrillThe most basic of basics when it comes to teaching defense. A coach is in front of the players that stay one behind each other (you can do this with a bigger group as well easier, even if the space in the gym is smaller, you can make sure they learn the right way to slide in defense), the coach shows the directions where the players need to slide. In this drill, you can add jumps or some other exercises with different hand signals that will help players keep their heads up.

Coaching Points:

  • The first step is always explosive and energetic.
  • Make sure the players don’t jump, cross their legs, or drag their legs while doing the slides.

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Srdjan Solkotovic
Srdjan Solkotovic
I am an international basketball coach, working around the globe spreading the love of basketball one country at a time. So far I worked in Serbia, China, and Romania, working as a youth and senior coach, creating camps, working individually with players preparing them for senior teams or USA college, and trying to work my way to the top. Currently working on getting my FIBA coaching license, while I am in possession of a Serbian Blue Coaching License and a Romanian "A" Coaching license.

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