Basketball Basics

Basketball Footwork Agility Drill

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Basketball Footwork Agility Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

OzSwoosh Academy athlete Taylin demonstrates a basic basketball footwork agility drill used to improve defensive technique. The footwork used in this drill involves basic footwork patterns and includes hip turns and defensive slides. Athletes should work to stay low when sliding and to avoid cross their feet. When back peddling athletes need to ensure their […]

Basketball Basics

Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility Drill

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Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

This close out drop step basketball agility drill is good to work on defensive footwork, close out footwork and hand harassment of the ball handler. Athletes work together in 30 second stints to work hard to speed up their defensive basketball footwork fundamentals. Players communicate ‘ball’ on the closeout. Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility […]

Basketball Basics

Basic Basketball Foot Fakes Dribbling Drill

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Basketball Open Court Foot Fakes Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

In this video OzSwoosh Academy Athlete Ethan demonstrate a simple open court foot fakes drill against a chair. Ahead of arriving against a chair he executes 4 different foot fakes each time through including a stutter step, hesitation, onside dribble (i.e. inside out move) and reverse pivot fake Open Court Foot Fakes Basketball Skills Acquisition […]

The Coach Approach

Footwork Fundamentals in Basketball

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Footwork Fundamentals in Basketball (The Coach Approach)

This episode of the Coach Approach, OzSwoosh Coach Craig Rowe shares his perspective on the importance of footwork fundamentals in basketball. He also suggests many beginner coaches may be neglecting to teach good basketball basics to players at the grassroots level. OzSwoosh emphasise the importance of good footwork to the athletes they work as well […]