Basketball Player Development: Damien Lillard Defense and Shooting

During each workout session, we try to incorporate some form of extended conditioning into one or two basketball drills. One of those drills is the Damien Lillard Defensive Slide & Shooting drill.


Purpose: conditioning; proper shooting form while fatigued

– Defensive slide along the endline
– Back pedal to the elbow
– Defensive slide to the opposite sideline
– Sprint to the middle for a jump shot

Coaching Tips:
– Use a weighted ball for added resistance
– Emphasize proper technique (defensively & offensively) through the duration of the drill
– Tell players to “Explode!” when changing directions

Question of the Day:
What’s your favorite individual workout conditioning drill?


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