The ONE undisputed quality of a championship squad is a good team defense. Good team defense comes from communication, awareness, and a trust in teammates. But even before all that, a good team defense starts with good individual defenders.
Dribbling is often the first skill we learn in basketball. But still we often see players at every age and level who are not comfortable with dribbling on higher tempo. This is a critical limitation – basketball can be a very fast paced game, and the sport is only getting faster.
Transition drills are great for more developed athletes. By mimicking the game situation of hustling back on defense or offense, not only do you develop a specific skill but you will improve physical conditioning as well.