One of the hardest things to do when playing sports is staying mentally engaged as you begin to get tired, but it is extremely important that players develop mental toughness, and learn to think even when they are physically fatigued. The advanced 4 cones defensive drill is designed to work on a players defense, but it is also a conditioning drill that is going to force the player to listen to commands, and think as they are tired. This will hopefully translate into the player being more mentally engaged in late game situations after a long game.
Along with training the body physically and mentally, this defensive basketball drill is going to help the player work on specific defensive movements. The movements that are going to be trained are the closeout, defensive slide, backpedal, and quickly changing from one movement to the other. This is a great drill to do during the beginning of practice or during your basketball trainingbasketball training.