SAWTOOTH SHUFFLE

Practice your players running their feet to the ball, running into the backspace while maintaining vision up court, and quickly transitioning into attack after an intercept, with this easy footwork/ball drill!

Level
Basic-intermediate

Players
2+

Equipment
1 ball per pair

Coaching points
– All of the forward movements should be straight, while all of the backwards movements should be on a slight diagonal, keeping eyes up the court and shoulders slightly turned to the front when running into the backspace.
– After adding the ball, look for good timing on the passes from the throwers, while the workers should maintain vision of the thrower at all times.
– All high balls to be snatched in strongly with two hands.
– After receiving the high ball and landing, transition immediately into a ‘throw and go’, getting as much depth as possible down the court.
– Ensure players work both sides of the court, alternating after each repetition.
– Complete 2-3 reps each side (so 4-6 reps in total), with or without balls.