This drill is designed to improve and develop defensive slides as well as working on the drop step when changing the offensive player’s direction.
Good defensive teams have players who communicate well and know how to work with each other. These team skills are complimented by individual defensive skills like agility and hustle – with the overall goal of bothering the ball and the ball handler.
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.
The best drills work multiple aspects of a player’s game. Even if with a basic passing drill, other skills that can be developed at the same time. Maybe you want to work on player footwork. Or communication with teammates. Or making deceptive moves. Or taking a first-step and dribble.