As coaches we want our players hitting the weight room hard, cleans, pulls, deadlifts, and of course SQUATS!!!!!!!!!!!! But, many of us forget about the most important thing and that is to convert that raw strength to basketball specific movements. Using a very versatile piece of equipment called the “SuperBand” http://www.performbetter.com/detail.aspx_Q_ID_E_4162_A_rnd_E_2 you can get your players to improve their defensive slides, closeouts, and overall conditioning for basketball. Intervals of 30 seconds, reminding your players to stay low, pushing off trail leg driving their bodies laterally, closing out focus on short choppy steps, strong core, and BALANCE.
D-Slides: 3 slides, return and repeat for 30 seconds (stay in a stance, do both sides equally)
Back pedal Closeout: 3 big steps back and closeout for 30 seconds (Stay low, busy hands)
D-Slides to Closeout: 3 slides, closeout 30 seconds (stay in a stance, choppy feet on closeout, balance, do both sides equally)
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