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Welcome to this great basketball defensive slide progression drill, presented by SportsEdTV and powered by FITLIGHT®. In this drill, we are working on your defensive slides and defensive timing. The purpose of this drill is to improve your defensive stance and lateral quickness. The main keys of the defensive slide progression drill are as follows: Stance: Remain in a solid defensive stance throughout the entire drill. Footwork: Be mindful of your footwork ... when changing directions and speed Hands: Our hands are active the entire drill, deactivating FITLIGHT®. To set up this drill, set two FITLIGHT®, approximately 20 feet apart. The illustration depicts a sample positioning, although our lesson will utilize a different part of the court. Use whatever space you have to perform this drill. The drill is suited to accommodate one player at a time and the player will start in the middle, moving side to side deactivating the lights at the speed of each light. This is where timing comes into play. The player will start off slow and speed up as the drill continues. This is a great drill for all ages and skill levels to improve lateral movement while sharpening defensive skills. Whether you are trying to learn or even teach basketball SportsEdTV’s library of cinema-quality online instructional videos will become a most valuable resource to you. These basketball instructions are led by leading coaches, players, and champions. Athletes new to basketball will appreciate the simplicity and special effects employed by SportsEdTV coaches who will offer expertise in fundamentals, strategies, and drills for all levels of basketball in formats that are easily understood and practiced. This FREE basketball instructional video content is available to anyone in the world with an internet connection. SportsEdTV videos feature advice from world-class basketball coaches and athletes - many of whom are or have coached world champions. For more basketball lessons, visit our world-class video library. And don’t miss SportsEdTV’s thoughtful basketball blogs featuring contributions by world-famous coaches and players. Please leave your comments below and share SportsEdTV with your friends, family, and teammates.