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Basketball: Ricochet Pickup Solo Defensive Drill

Basketball: Ricochet Pickup Solo Defensive Drill

Pat Aitken

Here's a way to develop your players' ability to use quick slide steps on defense.

Your students stand in a ready position three to five feet from a wall holding a basketball in both hands.  They throw the ball  off the wall at an angle and about one to one and a half feet high, then slide laterally to retrieve the rebound.  Be sure your students use good slide-step technique and never cross their feet.

Once the ball is caught your players bounce it off the wall in the opposite direction and continue the drill.

References:
1. Bill Foran (Project Coordinator) & Robin Pound (Associate Coordinator), Condition the NBA Way, Cadell & Davies, 1994.
2. Kristen Somogyi, Knack Coaching Youth Basketball: Step-by-Step Strategy, Mechanics & Drills for Consistent Success, Knack Publishers, 2010.


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