All of our basketball workouts, exercises, and online HD videos are created especially for basketball players looking to increase vertical jump, improve agility, increase functional basketball strength, improve stability, increase speed, and more.
These basketball workouts are designed by professional trainers for all age groups and skill levels. Our trainers have put in years of hard work, studied the human body, and learned how to make it stronger and faster. Learn in minutes the drills that they have spent years learning and developing.
NBA players like Lebron James, Blake Griffin, and Dwayne Wade have been naturally gifted with jumping abilities but they still worked, and still continually work very hard at being explosive and improving their vertical. Basketball is becoming a sport where quickness and speed is a must if you want to compete at a high level. So whether you are a coach/trainer or a basketball player we have all the tools that you need.
Each basketball exercise has specific directions, tips for success, and most importantly an in depth online HD video that shows exactly how to both teach the specific exercise and how to do the exercise. The basketball workout videos are extremely useful for both basketball coaches that are looking to help their team, or a basketball player that is looking to improve athletically.
As a basketball coach you are sometimes asked to double up as the trainer and if you have not had a background in sports training it can be difficult to do. Well with these workout videos the trainer is going to breakdown the different movements, teach the exercise or drill, and then a high level player is going to demonstrate it. This allows you to then be able to turn around and teach it to your players, and you can be comfortable that you are teaching it the correct way.
If you are already a sports trainer and know your stuff, then you can look through the videos and find some great new material for the athletes that you train. Also make sure that you check out basketball trainer articles in our coaching section.
If you are a basketball player and you are not working on your footwork, quickness, explosiveness, etc. then you are holding yourself back from achieving your full potential as a player. These basketball workout videos will teach you the exercises and drills that you need to help yourself develop athletically. Also the majority of these workouts are basketball specific movements that you are going to use in a game.
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This video is going to teach and explain the correct athletic position that the player should be in during the course of a basketball game.
The ball drop reaction drill is going to help the player develop quick reflexes and become quicker at starting.
The band resisted back peddle drill will help the player work on their back peddle, but also strengthen their legs and open up their hips/core.
This band resisted defensive slides drill will help the player work on their defensive technique and their ability to quickly slide laterally.
This is a basic jump rope drill that will help the player work on their footwork, quickness, and conditioning.
This body weight squat exercise is going to help work on form, flexibility, and developing strength in your legs.
This bounding workout is going to develop the players single leg jumping ability and also their speed.
Box jumps are great because they give the athlete something to see and lets them know how high they need to jump each time.
The bunny hops workout is going to help the player work on strengthening the lower half of their legs and also their jumping quickness.
The cone sprints drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly get to full speed, stop, and then get going again.
The crossover steps drill is going to help the player work on the first step before turning your hips laterally and going to sprint.
The foot ups footwork drill is a great workout for every player to do regardless of position, because great feet translate into most areas of the game.
This side to side footwork drill is going to draw a lot from soccer, but it is great for developing a players quick feet.
The frog jumps workout is really going to help the player work on loading before they jump, and also the correct jumping technique and form.
This kneeling stops drill is a great way to break down the motion of stopping as well as teaching you the right technique.
The lateral cone steps drill is going to teach the player to be light and quick on their feet as they step over and between the cones.
This lateral shuffle drill is going to work on the players lateral quickness and footwork. The goal is to improve overall lateral quickness and footwork.
This lunge exercise is going to work on both the players linear and lateral movements. The goal is to strengthen the legs and work on flexibility.
The mat dive drill is going to focus on the players ability to get their body momentum moving forward as they start to sprint.
The military press exercise is great for building upper body strength and explosiveness, and is going to focus primarily on the shoulder muscles.
This chin ups and pull ups exercise is going to work on developing strength and muscle in the upper back and arms.
This video is going to explain some different push up variations and also the correct form and technique for executing them.
This quick hops exercise is going to use a small platform and is going to work on the players ability to jump quickly multiple times in a row.
The resistance band backboard touch drill is going to help the player work on developing a quick second jump around the basket.
This resistance band hip abduction slide exercise is going to work on opening up the hips, and also strengthening the players legs.
The resistance band is going to train your body to be even more explosive than it normally would be by tricking it, here is how it works.
This resistance sprint drill is going to involve a partner or coach that is going to provide the resistance.
The reverse body weight row exercise is going to focus on the upper back, shoulders, and arms. It is a great basketball exercise for all levels of players.
Reverse Hop Backs are an excellent basketball workout for improving functional basketball agility and overall coordination.
The rolling starts drill is going to help develop the players starting speed and the correct footwork of beginning a sprint.
This side lunges exercise is going to be used to develop leg strength and help to open up the hips, which will help improve lateral quickness.
The Side Shuffle is a great basketball workout for teaching lateral speed and quick feet. This exercise builds on the 1 Step and 2 Step Lateral Shuffle Hop.
This basketball footwork drill is going to work on coming into your shot and practicing your shot fake. Footwork is key when shooting the basketball.
The video is instructed by Mercer University's assistant basketball coach Doug Esleeck, and will explain the basketball footwork drill, and then one of his players will demonstrate how to do it.
The squat jump exercise is going to help the player learn the correct way to jump off of two feet, and also help them develop their vertical.
The squat jumps workout is not only going to teach the player how to jump the correct way, but it will also give them plenty of reps to work on it.
The staggered stance squat jumps workout is going to teach the player to be able to jump when their feet aren't completely lined up.
This standing broad jumps exercise is going to teach the player to be explosive and work on jumping higher and quicker.
This arm movement drill is going to work on what the arms should be doing when the player is in a full sprint.
This drive phase drill will help to teach the player to be quicker and more efficient in their starting motion.
This first step drill is going to teach the player how to quickly get into their sprint motion and be effective with their movements.
The lunges exercise is going to be used to strengthen the players legs, and also help with improving flexibility.
The wall explosions drills is about teaching the player how to start quickly and efficiently. In a game you may go from a complete stand still to having to sprint down the floor in transition.
The weighted rope pull exercise is great for developing strong hands, shoulders, and back. Watch the video to learn the correct way to do the exercise.
This squat jumps exercise is going to add some twists and rotations into it to make it a little more difficult and challenging for the player.
The 2 Step 1 Step (Shuffle Step and Crossover Step) is a more advanced variation of the Lateral Shuffle Hop and the Cross Over Step.
The 2 step back cone drill is a great basketball workout for developing backwards to forwards change of direction speed and quickness.
The 2 Step Backs drill is a great basketball agility exercise for working on vertical change of direction and developing good footwork.
The 5 yard cone crossover steps drill is one of the best basketball workouts for teaching lateral quickness and change of direction.
The 5 Yard Cone Side Shuffle exercise is one of the best basketball workouts for teaching lateral quickness. The HD video along with the text will teach it.
Check out the detailed instructions below and then watch the online HD video to learn how to teach and perform the 5 Yard Forward Backward Runs drill.
The back peddle to sprint drill is going to work on the players ability to go from being in a back peddle to a slide or a dead sprint.
This backboard touches drill is going to help the player work on their ability to quickly jump multiple times in a row.
The Backpedaling Reach Backs drill is a great way to teach reverse foot speed and reverse speed and power.
This band resisted backboard touches drill is going to teach the player to be move explosive in their two foot jumping motion.
The band resisted drop step drill is a great way to work on being explosive around the basket and finishing with power.
This first step drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly explode past a defender after they make a dribbling move.
The band resisted forward and backward lunges drill is going to help the player strengthen their legs and open up their hips and core.
The band resisted forward run drill is going to work on the players ability to be move explosive as the run and drive their legs.
This is not your typical layups drill. It is going to involve using a resistance band and is going to really work on developing explosiveness and quickness.
The band resisted layups drill is going to help the player develop explosiveness and power in finishing around the basket.
Band resisted sweeps are a great way to develop explosiveness and a super quick first step to get past your defender.
This video is going to teach you the correct way to perform the bench press exercise, and give you some tips as well.
This box cone drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly and effectively move forwards, laterally, and backwards.
This box jump rope drill is going to work on the players forward and lateral two foot quickness.
The boxer jump rope drill is great for working on foot coordination and staying light on your feet as you move.
The NBA pro agility drill is a test that they do at the NBA combine to see a players quickness. This video will help breakdown the drill and give some tips.
This jump rope drill is going to work on the players quickness, footwork, and overall conditioning.
This single leg jump rope drill is going to help the player develop quick jumping ability and also help to strengthen their ankles.
This partner racing drill is going to use cones and is going to make the players have to compete against themselves.
The cones change direction drill is going to help the player work on their ability to quickly and efficiently change directions.
The Crossover Steps drill is designed to teach player's lateral running speed and proper lateral running form by teaching them the proper footwork.
If you are a big man or have a big man that needs to work on their footwork the crossover steps line basketball footwork drill is a really good tool.
The crossover steps partner line footwork drill will help you develop great feet by making you do crossovers steps while catching and rotating the basketball around your waist at the same time.
Depth jumps are a plyometric drill that uses your bodies moment against you and causes your muscles to work harder then they normally would.
The dot drill is going to help the player work on foot coordination, quickness, and vertical jump all at the same time.
The dumbbell bench press exercise is going to work on developing strength in the chest, shoulders, and tricep areas.
This dumbbell incline bench press exercise video is going to teach the correct form for the exercise, and also some different variations.
This video is going to explain 3 different dumbbell shoulder press variations that you can use in the gym.
The dumbbell single leg squat jump exercise is going to be great for developing strength and explosiveness in a players one leg jump.
The dumbbell squat jump exercise is going to help develop and build lower body power and explosiveness. This video will explain the exercise in detail.
The basketball dunk drill is designed to help you work on your vertical jump as well as being able to jump quickly off the ground multiple times in a row.
This figure 8 footwork drill is going to help the player develop quick and coordinated feet. It is a good drill for any position to do.
The follow the leader drill is going to help the player work on their reaction time and lateral quickness as they try to mimic the leader.
This change direction drill is going to work on the foot crossover action that you would use when you turn to sprint.
The around the world footwork drill is great for helping players of all positions to develop their footwork.
This foot ups footwork drill is very similar to some soccer drills, but is great for developing a players footwork.
This lunge jumps drill is going to help the player develop a strong jumping foundation and teach them to be explosive.
The front squat exercise is going to really help build up the players core strength and also their legs. This video will teach the correct form.
This resistance sprint drill is going to use a harness to help the player train harder and become faster on the court.
The high knees run jump rope drill is going to mix the traditional high knees exercise with a jump rope.
The hurdle drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly jump in any direction. Whether it is forward, backwards, or side to side.
Knee tucks are going to work on the players jumping ability, but it is also going to work on their fast twitch muscles and their ability to quickly jump.
The L (corner) drill is going to work on the players ability to close out under control and then quickly go to a lateral closeout.
The ladder cone drill is going to work on the players ability to change directions and also their ability to change what type of movement they are using.
This lateral cone hops drill is going to teach the player how to laterally jump higher, quicker, and be more explosive.
The lateral squat jumps exercise is going to help the player work on their vertical as well as opening up the hips and core area.
Lunge jumps are a great way to strengthen your legs, but also work on opening up the hips and becoming a more explosive leaper.
The man in the middle drill is going to teach the player to be able to react quickly, and then also move and change directions quickly as well.
This jump rope drill is going to work on developing the players max jump, and also the players quick second jump.
The mirror change direction drill is going to have two player compete against themselves and hopefully make them both quicker.
The mountain climber start drill is going to teach the player to be able to quickly get into their sprinting speed.
The mountain climber start drill is going to work on the players starting quickness which will help them get up the floor quicker.
The partner chase drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly start and also their drive phase as well.
The plate push up exercise is going to use weight on the players back to make the push up more difficult and challenging.
Pogo jumps are going to work on developing strength and quickness in the lower half of the players legs.
This basketball rebounding exercise is something that you are going to do in the weight room, but it is going translate over to the court.
The resistance band closeout drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly and efficiently close out in any direction to guard the ball.
This resistance band defensive slides drill is a great way for the player to develop good lateral quickness and work on their on ball defense.
The resistance band medicine ball chest pass exercise is going to help the player learn to be strong with the ball and strengthen their upper body.
This resistance band rebounding drill is going to teach the player to be explosive to the rebound on a missed shot.
This retreat dribble workout is going to add a resistance band to the mix to help the player work on explosiveness as well as the actual move.
This resistance band rip through drill is going to work on the players first step quickness and explosiveness.
The resistance band speed squat exercise is going to be great for developing explosiveness and quickness in a players legs.
The resistance band squat jumps basketball exercise is going to work specifically on the two foot jumping motion.
The resistance band zig zag defensive basketball drill is going to work specifically on moving laterally, and doing it with resistance.
The reverse figure 8 footwork drill is going to be really good for developing a players footwork and teaching them to be light and quick on their feet.
The goal of single leg broad jumps drill is to strengthen each leg individually, and to promote maximum leaping ability.
The single leg hops drill is going to help the player work on jumping quickly multiple times in a row, as well as develop the overall vertical.
Single leg squat jumps are going to isolate each leg and really focus on developing that legs jumping ability and strength.
The speed dribble with harness drill is going to train the player to get leg drive, and also work on handling the basketball on the run.
The squat and press exercise is going to help build explosive strength and will translate to finishing around the basket and through contact.
The alternating staggered stance jump rope drill is going to help the player learn to be light on their feet, develop quickness, and improve conditioning.
This staggered stance jump rope drill is going to help develop the players foot coordination, quickness, and endurance.
The standing broad jumps to lateral sprint drill is going to work on the players ability to land from jumping, and then immediately turn laterally to sprint
The standing broad jumps to sprint are going to work on the players vertical jump as well as their quickness and speed.
The T change direction drill of the "T Drill" is great for measuring a players quickness moving forward, backwards, and laterally. As well as improving it.
This is a great change direction drill for players to do that want to learn to be efficient with their footwork and movements.
The zig zag cone drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly plant their outside foot and change directions.
The band resisted 4 directions drill is going to help the player work on moving quickly in all 4 directions (right, left, forwards, and backwards).
This running jump rope drill is going to challenge the player to move in multiple directions and still be able to jump rope at the same time.
The double swing jump rope drill is going to work on jumping high multiple times in a row. This translates into rebounding, blocking shots, etc.
This tennis ball drill is going to work on both footwork and hand eye coordination at the same time. It is a really great drill to use for post players.
This video is going to explain the hang clean and press exercise and give some great teaching points for performing the exercise.
As far as exercises go for working on vertical explosiveness and power, you wont find many better than the hang clean exercise.
This icky shuffle footwork drill is also going to add a basketball to the mix, which will help make the drill more challenging and work on the players hands
This is a really advanced basketball footwork drill that will help you to develop light feet. Most big men struggle with good footwork and some of the other positions as well.
This depth jumps exercise is going to have varying heights of boxes and is going to have the player alternate between which box they jump one.
The power push up exercise is more advanced, but it can be really good for developing upper body explosiveness.
The RDL exercise (Romanian Dead Lift) is going to help to build strength in the players lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.
Reaction depth jumps are going to train the player to quickly be able to jump off two feet in any direction, and also to think while doing the drill.
The medicine ball push ups exercise is going to add some more difficulty the push up by adding some resistance and also a med ball.
This footwork drill is also going to involve a basketball, and it is going to force the player to work on their coordination during the drill.
The single leg hops line partner footwork drill will help you work on staying light on your feet and will also help to develop your hands and coordination.
The single leg split squat exercise is going to be really good for developing strength and explosiveness in the players legs.
The standing triple jump drill is going to work on developing both legs individually and together.