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.

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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