Why do we squat? So we can do this,
Why do we lunge? So we can do this
How come we practice jumping and landing? So we can do this.
Good players are first good athletes. They move gracefully, powerfully, and fast. They can start, stop and change directions quickly. A big part of becoming a better player is becoming a better athlete. Squat, lunge, start, stop, jump, land. Everything builds on the basics.