What's the best starting stance for the pro shuttle drill?

Here are three tips to give you an advantage for the pro shuttle drill:

  1. Place the start side foot slightly behind the opposite foot. If you plan to move to your right, then your right foot is approximately 2-3 inches behind your left foot from a side profile. This allows your hips to open up a little better to the side you are headed;
  2. Place the hand of the side you are starting to gently on the ground. Since the corresponding foot is back slightly anyway, placing the same hand on the ground is a more comfortable and efficient starting position. However, do not place any weight on your hand in this position, just lay the hand on the ground in as low a position as comfortable; and
  3. Slightly point both toes in the direction you are intending to start. This is a subtle movement, maybe 5-10 degrees. When you place the hand on the ground your body will actually coil and you are now spring loaded to move in that direction.

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