To play basketball at a high level you will need great ball control to driblle past defenders. Completing the necessary crossovers and footwork required to take the ball all the way into the scoring zone can be challenging, especially during the fourth quarter of a game, when fatique comes in and you feel tired.
When you approach the net and get ready to do a lay-up shot, you will only be focused on the net. But in order fort he shot to be succesfull, the body also needs to prepare, and this will take place as you plant your feet and get ready to fire the hip flexors and core for a powerful vertical jump.
The most effective drills for guards are mostly based on a few areas. One of them is helping players build light speed reflexes in response to changes on the court. The second is based on building lateral strength and conditioning in the hip flexors, legs and core.