Defensive Slide & Backpedal Square Drill

The defensive slide & backpedal square drill is a foundational drill made for basketball players to improve their defensive footwork and develop sound defensive habits. In this drill players will utilize the sprint, defensive slide, backpedal, and most importantly, change of direction and change of pace to complete the sequence. This drill should be practiced by players of all levels and ages. To advance this drill, incorporate a faster pace or go for longer amounts of time.