By Jon Sanderson MS,CSCS,MSCC,USAW1,TPI,NASM-CES
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach-Michigan Basketball
Below are 3 really effective agility drills that emphasize Defensive movements. When doing these drills emphasize with your athetes to stay low in defensive stance and to explode from cone to cone. I would recommend doing these drills prior to any traditional conditioning drills (i.e. lane drills, 17’s, conditioning
Defensive Close out Drill- Start in the middle of the lane and closeout to cone #1 and slide to baseline. Reset in the middle of the lane and proceed to Cones #2-4
Cone Defensive Slides- Start by sliding to the first cone, advance forward then slide to the next cone, repeat until the course is finished.
T-Drill w/ Defensive Slide- Start with a sprint to the middle cones, defensive slide to one of the outer cones, then slide to the opposite outer cone, and then back to the middle. Finish with a backpedal to the finish cone.
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