Lateral Speed Allows a player to be an offensive threat and also be reliable on the defensive end. Players have a tendency to work on easier movements, such as moving forward and backward, but neglect training side-to-side quicks. Owning the discipline to stay low and having the proper technique to explode and turn the hips will improve a players's overall game speed.
First-Step Speed The ability to jab and go left or jab and quickly move right. Since a player can't predict how the defense will play him, it's important to be able to move fluidly with both feet. Always focus on striding the same distance with the same angle. First-step quickness is more than just being fast; it's also about replicating the proper technique flawlessly each time.
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