Defensive Zig Zag Drill
(Toledo, OH, USA)
Picture Of Basketball Defensive Player
Level: All levels
One of my favorite basketball drills is the defensive zigzag practice drill which can be used at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
This drill is excellent for developing defensive skills and helps defenders learn to apply appropriate pressure on the ball. It is a simple drill that can be used at any level of play. Instructions:
To begin, make three lines on the baseline. The first line plays full-court man defense. The second line will play offense and dribble the ball up the floor in a zig-zag style. Practicing this drill will teach kids how to play defense and move their feet properly for defensive footwork.