Backpedaling Reach Backs Drill

Backpedaling Reach Backs Drill


The Backpedaling Reach Backs basketball workout is a great way to teach reverse foot speed and reverse speed and power. In a game, you may need to backpedal so that you can see what is going on. An example of this may be in transition defense, where you would have to be able to see the ball coming but still get back on defense.

This is a great drill for teaching how to backpedal and work on your speed training. Watch the below online HD video to learn how to coach and perform the Backpedaling Reach Backs basketball workout. When you practice this drill during your basketball training time, you want to make sure that you are challenging yourself and maintaining the proper form.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Backpedaling Reach Backs Drill

Equipment Needed: None


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Goals of the Drill

  • Reverse Foot Speed, Reverse Speed Power


Coaching Points

  • Be sure to lean forward, so you do not lose your balance.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start on one baseline with your back facing the court.
  • Now backpedal the entire length of the court (taking extra long strides when doing Backpedaling Reach Backs).


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