4th November, 2022 - 5th November, 2025
Basketball is essentially, a game of footwork.
Foot work is what allows ballhandlers to slash to the bucket and finish shots around rim. Footwork is what helps defensive players stay in front of their man, deny the ball, or get into position to help their teammates. Footwork is how rebounders get into position, box out and retrieve loose balls.
In fact, if you look at some of the greatest NBA players of all time, like Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant, every one of them used nimble, precise footwork to gain an advantage on offense and defense.
A lot of kids under 10 don’t naturally have the coordination or balance to do things like pivot, slide, or drop step, so don’t take it for granted. Spend at least 15-20 minutes on footwork drills every practice, especially early in the season.
Triple Threat Position & Defensive Stance
Quick Stop Drill
Stance & Start Footwork Drill
V Cut Drill
beginner basketball drills