Basketball drill: defending: close out - basic

Suitable for the following techniques: defense

Defending: close out - basic

See the diagram below.
  • Depending on the number of players on your team, make three or four lines along the baseline and the same number of lines just above the free throw line.
  • Each player along the baseline has a ball and goes to the perimeter player.
  • First 3 quarters: sprint
  • Last quarter: slides - 1 hand high for defending the shot
Finish high dribble so force towards baseline.


Characteristics of the drill

Necessary materials:
Suitable for the following levels: