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Youth Basketball Drills - Mass Defense Drill

Purpose: Great drill for working on defensive stance and footwork.

Player's spread out on the court facing the coach who is standing in front of them.

The coach can use visible or audio cues to make the player's do the following: (Visual cues are better, but younger player's may respond to audio cues initially).

  1. Get into their defensive stance
  2. Footfire or pitter patter with their feet (conditioning)
  3. Defensive footwork any direction (e.g. left or right slide, drop-step and slide, retreat step, close out).
  4. Change hand position - coach might move ball around and have players trace ball, challenge shot, etc.


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