Lateral Cone Steps Drill

Lateral Cone Steps Drill


This basketball workout is an excellent way to improve a basketball player’s quickness, agility, footwork, and speed up the lateral change of direction. As a basketball player, it is important to be able to develop your lateral quickness. This video demonstrates both the coaching and performing of the lateral cone steps drill in detail. It is a great basketball footwork and agility drill to add to your basketball training regimen.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Lateral Cone Steps (3 X 3 Cones)

Equipment Needed: Several cones or mini-hurdles


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Goals of the Drill

  • Lateral COD (Change of Direction), Footwork


Coaching Points

  • Spend as little time touching the ground as possible.
  • On the last cone, only your outside foot touches the ground.
  • Pick your feet up high.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set up 3-5 rows of cones/mini hurdles about 2-3 feet apart.
  • Beginning on one end, quickly step into each space with each foot until you reach the end and change direction.
  • Repeat for the specified number of times or for the specified amount of time.


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9 Responses

  1. i want some new drills by using cons for increasing ball handing and dribble performance for 9 years old kids they can do the usual drill but ineed more for them

    thx alot

  2. If you checkout our “one ball basketball dribbling drills” section you will find 6 or 7 drills that involve using cones and several more with chairs. Hope that helps and thanks for visiting the site!

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