Even a player with great footwork needs a reminder every once in a while, otherwise they’ll get sloppy. That’s the goal of this drill –to work on footwork in a safe environment where there is no concern of an offensive player taking advantage.

Reminder Slides Basketball Defensive Drill

How it Works

  1. Put a defender on each block, as they’ll be executing this drill at the same time.
  2. They’re going to work on three maneuvers specifically –denying the sideline entry, covering the back door, and opening up in the lane as they trail their man.
  3. They will then repeat the same three maneuvers on the other side of the court, ending up back in their original spot to finish the drill.

Coaching Tips

  • Players should communicate who will be going high and who will be going low before the drill begins to avoid collisions.