One of the most underrated defensive skills in basketball is the ability to close out on the catch and then breakdown into a defensive stance to contain the ball. However, it is a skill that is absolutely necessary to learn and master. The lane slide to close out defense drill is going to simplify the closeout action and defensive slide movements so that the player can master each of the moves. Every player needs to place a high priority on developing a strong defensive foundation, and mastering specific defensive movements.
Along with this defensive basketball drill being good at developing good defensive fundamentals, it is also a great way to work on conditioning and leg strength. The player will go for anywhere between 15-45 seconds continually and this will help to develop the players conditioning. It will also challenge the player to be mentally strong and stay committed to doing the moves the correct way, as they begin to get tired.