Basketball Training: Open Court Change of Direction

Watch any highlights of Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving, and you’ll notice their amazing ability to change directions in the open floor while moving a top speeds. This skill is incredibly difficult to defend, often leaving opponents spinning while trying to keep up.

The drill below is designed to simulate that change of direction while moving at full speed.

Drill Instructions:

  • Begin dribble just beyond half court
  • Use sprint dribble throughout the drill
  • Perform a change of direction move at each cone
  • Finish full speed at the basket



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