Lateral Shuffle Hops are a great way to teach lateral quickness. The goal of the coach is to guide the player through the drill and help them to maintain athletic position while leaning into the change of direction. The video shows an in depth demonstration of both 1-Step and 2-Step Lateral Shuffle Hops.
Drill Name: Lateral Shuffle Hops (1-Step and 2-Step)
Drill Goal: Improve lateral quickness and open up your hips
Equipment Needed: None
Tips: Maintain Athletic Position while leaning into COD (change of direction)
Directions: On the coach’s signal, shuffle either to your right or left and immediately hop back to starting position. To make this drill more difficult, add additional shuffles before returning to the starting point.