Whether you are coming off a down screen for a shot or making a post move, you need to have good footwork. This basketball footwork and agility drill will help you develop great footwork that will translate to so many areas of play.
By having to catch the basketball and rotate it around your waist, you are forcing yourself to have good footwork while doing something else. If you have to think about your footwork when you are going for a shot rather than thinking about making the shot, your percentage will suffer. Basketball drills like this will make sure that your footwork is better for whatever skill you are looking to execute during a game.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Crossover Steps Partner Line Footwork Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop good footwork and agility.
- Keep your eyes up and stay light on your feet.
- Push yourself to go as fast as you can, and don’t be afraid to mess up.
- Try not to step on the line at all during the drill.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Begin with a basketball on the end line and straddle the sideline with your feet.
- The coach is going to stand facing you about 5-8 feet away.
- Take your right foot and step on the left side of the line and then step again with your left foot and place it on the right side of the line.
- Continue this pattern as quickly down the line as you can.
- At the same time, you will wrap the basketball around your waist twice and then pass it to the coach who is backpedaling in front of you.
- As you continue to move down the line, catch the pass back from the coach and wrap it around your waist again, but this time the opposite way.
- Finish when you get to the opposite baseline.