Defensive footwork needs to be drilled just as much as offensive footwork. A super quick and experienced defender might move in closer on an opponent than an inexperienced defender with moderate quickness should dare do. When it comes to footwork, much depends on quickness, but even more depends on positioning. If you know where and how to move your feet, you’ll have advantages over many opponents. Defense is played mainly with the feet. You must move your feet quickly to stay in front of the offensive player. You must use a correct defensive stance. You must know how to slide (sideways, forward and backward). You must know when to turn and sprint. You must know how to "close-out" on the offensive man and play good "on-ball" defense.