Most basketball players have a dominant leg that they jump better off of. This means that one leg is weaker than the other or does not use the same jumping technique. The goal of this basketball workout is to strengthen each leg individually.
Just like when doing regular broad jumps, you want to make sure that you focus on proper jumping technique and use your entire body to help propel you up and forward. This is a great vertical jump basketball drill to develop both legs and really focus on jumping technique and form.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Single Leg Broad Jumps Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: None.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Standing Broad Jump Basketball Drill
- Standing Broad Jump to Sprint Basketball Drill
- Standing Broad Jump to Lateral Sprint Basketball Drill
Goals of the Drill
- Strengthen each leg individually and work on jumping technique
- Be sure to have enough give in your legs when landing to protect your knees.
- It is suggested that you do this exercise on grass or a padded surface.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Perform a standing broad jump with one leg.
- Begin by doing one jump at a time, then advance to executing several jumps in a row continuously off the same leg.