Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, 8.15. Subscribe here.
I attended a college practice, and the team practiced closeouts. Fake Fundamentals explains my philosophy on the traditional closeout. This drill mixed short and long closeouts depending on one’s starting position, and the staff treated them the same. Players ran a few steps and stutter-stepped to close the distance to one arm’s length from the attacker. Because it was a non-competitive shell drill, nobody gave up an open shot or was beaten on the drive. The closeouts worked! […]