In this lesson, players learn defensive closeouts, powered by FITLIGHT.
The purpose of this drill is to work on proper closeout execution. This includes, defensive footwork, our defensive foundation and stance, and using our mind to recognize which side the closeout should occur.
This drill is suited for all levels and all positions. Advance this drill by increasing time or reps.
The main keys of this drill include:
• Stay ...in a stance: feet wide, knees bent, chest up, hands active.
• Quick feet: Fast small steps laterally.
• Effective closeout: Recognize positioning on the court and close out accordingly, stopping baseline or middle.
To set up this drill, we’ll need three to four FITLIGHTs set up at the top of the key and elbow extended. One player goes at a time. The player will start anywhere in the paint. Closer could mean easier, or it could be faster and more clustered. There is no wrong spot to start in the paint.
When the first light goes off, the player sprints to the close out and must wave the light off with the appropriate hand that the closeout is taking place.
The player will not backpedal, rather remain in the stance and shuffle back before repeating with another light.
This drill without a doubt will make players stronger, faster defenders when done right. Using the lights will help them train their brain and body to react properly to any situation that may arise.
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