Depth Jumps Basketball Drill

Depth Jumps Basketball Drill


Depth jumps are a plyometric drill that uses your body’s momentum against you and causes your muscles to work harder and jump higher. In a sense, with this basketball workout, you are tricking your body into working harder because you are using your downward force against yourself. That way, when you jump regularly in a game, your muscles will be trained to jump, thinking that the added force is still there, but it isn’t, and you will jump a lot higher now. This is one of the better vertical jump basketball drills to use when improving a player’s jumping ability.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Depth Jumps Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: Box or bleachers.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve Jumping, quickness, Footwork


Coaching Points

  • Start with a shorter plyo-box to minimize ground contact time.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Standing on top of a plyo-box, drop to the floor and immediately jump up as high as you can.
  • Advance this drill by immediately jumping back onto the box.
  • Further, advance this drill by jumping onto another plyometric box.
  • You may use another box of lesser, equal, or greater height to adjust the difficulty.
  • Align several boxes in a row to maximize difficulty.
  • Adjust the order of heights to randomize the drill.


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