Four Cone Agility Drill

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Here is a wonderful basketball agility drill that will not only force a player to be quick in a short area, but will also force the player to problem solve and come to a quick solution.




Description
Here is a wonderful basketball agility drill that will not only force a player to be quick in a short area, but will also force the player to problem solve and come to a quick solution.

Setup

  1. Four different colored cones (red, blue, green, and yellow) are arranged in a square about 5-10 yards apart.  
  2. A non-matching colored ball is placed on each cone (red ball with yellow cone, green ball with blue cone, etc.). 
  3. You can use painted wiffle balls, racket balls, or tennis balls for this drill.



Instructions

  1. The player is placed in the middle of the square with eyes closed
  2. Partner says "Go" and tosses the player a 5th ball (any color that matches a ball in play) 
  3. Player catches the colored ball, and sprints to the same color cone 
  4. Player then takes the colored ball from that cone and sprints to the same color cone, etc. 
  5. Continue until all of the colored balls match the colored cones


Variations

  • Differ the way a player can make his way around such as shuffling or backpedalling instead of a quick sprint.


Coaching Points

  • Players should stay low and in an athletic stance and use short choppy steps to close out to the cone.
  • To make competitive see who can match up the correct balls and cones the quickest.


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