Basketball is a change of direction game, it is also a slow to fast game. Being able to change directions quickly can make you a better player on the court. Learning the proper technique to running and changing directions is the first step. This quickness and speed workout will help you learn how to move the correct way, and then help you work on it at full speed. It is great for defensive transition and being able to quickly turn around to sprint back on defense.
Drill Name: Back Peddle to Sprint Drill
Drill Goal: Learn how to back peddle and then quickly turn around and sprint in either direction.
Equipment Needed: Partner
Tips: Stay low when you back peddle and be ready to go right or left and burst into full speed.
Directions: Star on the baseline or sideline with your back facing out. Partner stand facing the person back peddling. Begin to back peddle and when the coach says right or left begin crossing your legs over. Second version, begin pack peddling and when the coach says sprint turn and sprint. Third Version, have the coach move and the player must back peddle, crossover step, or turn and sprint to keep up with the coach. [/private]