Would you like to get to the ball quicker? Adding the split step will help you do that. This basic type of footwork needs to be present on every shot when you’re receiving a ball.
It’s a quick hop where you jump slightly off the ground and split your feet wide in the air and land in this same position. That helps you push off in any direction very quickly.
The key for the split step is proper timing and that means that you must land into the split step exactly when you realize where the ball is going. If you time it correctly, you will move explosively. Practice this important footwork move, and you will get to a lot more balls!