Being able to jump comes from your legs, but it also comes from your core, hips, and upper body as well. This basketball workout will help the player open up their hips when they load to jump, and it will also teach how to get low and explode upwards when jumping. You want to make sure that your entire body is working all in sync to help you jump as high as you can.
This is where jumping technique and form come into play. Whether it is using your arms to help propel you forward or getting a full extension in your ankles at the end of your jump, it all helps the player jump higher, jump quicker, and be more explosive. Frog jumps are a great basketball vertical jump drill to add to your basketball training plan because it will translate into a lot of different areas on the court. Whether it is jumping to rebound, finishing at the basket, rising up over the defender to get a shot off; it all comes from being able to jump and be explosive.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Frog Jumps Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: None
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Goals of the Drill
- Improve vertical, explosiveness, and athleticism.
- Use your arms to help you jump upwards and out.
- When you drive yourself up to jump, really shoot your hips forward and get drive from the ankle extension.
- Try to land as softly as you can.
- Push yourself to jump as far out as you can each time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Start with your feet shoulder-width apart facing straight forward.
- Squat down so that your butt is almost touching your heels and jump out as far forward as you can.
- When you land, you want to get low and immediately load to jump forward again.
- Continue this motion for the desired amount of repetitions or distance.