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Basketball Agility Drills: How to Change Direction at Top Speed

By Sports Fitness Advisor, 11/14/17, 12:00PM CST

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Much more important in basketball is your ability to rapidly switch between forward, backward, lateral and vertical movements.

These basketball agility drills will improve your speed around the court, quickness, co-ordination and most importantly your ability to change direction with minimal deceleration.

Basketball players who excel move with lightening-like speed. But it’s not necessarily the athlete who can run a quick 100M time that makes the quickest player…

Much more important in basketball is your ability to rapidly switch between forward, backward, lateral and vertical movements.

Integrating the basketball agility drills below within a speed training program can have a dramatic impact on your game. Not only will you be able to move from one end of the court to another much more quickly, you’ll be able to transfer much or all of that energy into other basketball-specific movements.