In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating a great defensive basketball drill that will help your players to be quicker on their feet.  It’s called the “Lane slides” basketball drill.

Lane Slides Basketball Drill

The focus of this basketball drill is to see how many lines a player can touch in just thirty seconds, conditioning their feet for quickness and speed. “  Your players will definitely get into the competitive spirit of the game with this drill.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Always keep your stance down low and wide
  • Keep those feet quick!

You’ll see that players who begin to go up and down instead of staying low aren’t going to do as well with this drill as those players who always stay low. Learning the correct stance is key to succeeding at this basketball drill–and to getting fast feet!

These defensive basketball drills are essential because every player on your team has to be able to play defense. Every player has to be able to guard.

Recommended: Need help teaching the fundamentals? Check out our complete collection of simple, fun and effective basketball drills for footwork, shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense.

Or, if you’re looking for proven tactics and strategies to give your team the edge, head over to our complete directory of offensive basketball plays.