A High Energy Drill to Strengthen Your Defense!

Get your team in a defensive mindset with University Texas-Arlington Head Coach, Scott Cross. This is a team defensive drill that focuses on stance, voice pressure, tracing the basketball, and reacting to movement of the basketball. This video segment finishes up with developing your players to react to a jab by the offensive player.

D Time Stance Drill 

Player Movements: The team will spread out in multiple rows facing the coach with the ball. If the ball moves side-to-side the team must react and slide laterally.

Drill Essentials: When the coach yells, “Stance!”, the team slaps the floor and yells, “D Time!”.

Drill Tips: The players should be loud and have active hands to trace the ball.


The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “5-Star Coaching Series: Practice Drills and Ball Screen Offense.” To view the latest video selections on Team Drills, click here

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