Zig Zag Cone Basketball Drill

Zig Zag Cone Basketball Drill


Being able to plant and change directions quickly is used so often during the course of a basketball game. Whether you are making a move off the dribble or sliding to cut a man off on defense, you are planting and changing direction. A lot of younger basketball players struggle to do this efficiently. This basketball quickness and speed workout will help to train and develop a player’s change of direction quickness.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Zig Zag Cone Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 6 cones.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve Change of Direction quickness


Coaching Points

  • Have bend in your legs when you change direction, try to get to full speed in between each cone, and still be under control


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set up the 6 cones staggered across from each other about 4 yards apart.
  • Then have the athlete start at one of the ends of the cones.
  • This drill can be done with lateral shuffles, sprint/back peddle, or foot crossovers.
  • The athlete goes from one cone to the other in a straight line all the way down and all the way back.
  • This drill can also be done with a basketball.


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