Jump rope workouts are one of the best ways to help a player develop light and quick feet. With the jump rope, the player can get lots of reps quickly and develop good footwork habits. Along with developing the player’s footwork, it will also help develop their overall conditioning. Jump ropes can be a great tool for getting a player in shape while also improving their footwork.
The staggered stance alternating jump rope drill is a little bit more of an advanced drill, but it will be great for the player to challenge themselves. It is also important that the player pushes themselves as hard as possible because you are only going to get out what you put in. The player needs to go full speed the entire time and keep their feet moving as quickly as they can. It is important to spend time doing basketball drills and working on your game, but it is also important to be spending time working on the player’s athletic ability.
Jump Rope Drill Overview
Drill Name: Staggered Stance Jump Rope Drill (Alternating)
Equipment Needed: Jump Rope
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop light and quick feet and improve your cardio.
- Stay light on your feet and jump as quickly as you can while maintaining good form and execution.
- Don’t let your heels touch the ground when you are jumping, and try not to let the jump rope touch the ground as you swing it under your feet.
Jump Rope Drill Instructions
- Start jumping rope with your feet in a staggered position, facing your feet forward.
- Every time you jump, you will switch which foot is forward, keeping the staggered stance when you land each time.
- Continue this motion for the desired amount of time.
- Usually, 20-30 seconds at full speed is good.