This is a great drill to work on lateral quickness and speed conditioning.

Set Up

  • Get in good athletic position with knees bent and back flat.
  • Partner stands at your side and holds a belt you have wrapped (and securely fastened) around your waist.

resisted lateral slide football conditioning drill


  1. Begin sliding in one direction.
  2. Partner holds belt and resists your motion for three to four steps and then lets go.
  3. Continue sliding for 10 yards.
  4. Down is one repetition.
  5. Do 3 sets of 3 reps in each direction.

Coaching Tips

  • Make sure to work both directions equally.
  • When sliding go heel to heel, don’t cross your feet.
  • Don’t reach with the heel, stay on the front part of the foot and push to the side.