Simulates the proper footwork for quickly changing direction and going from offense to defense (or vice versa).
- Players form two lines – one on each side of the lane.
How it Works
- Coach says, “Go.”
- Players run to free throw line extended and execute a stride stop, taking two stopping steps. On the second step he puts all the weight on the outside “push off” foot, turns and explodes back in the opposite direction.
- They run back to baseline and execute a stride stop.
- They run to halfcourt.
- Next set of players goes when first set is about 15 feet away after completing baseline stride stop.
- When all players reach halfcourt, players turn and run the drill back to the baseline.
- The key to a good stride stop is staying low.
- Pump the arms and drive hard off the push-off foot to quickly change direction