As a basketball player, sometimes you will need to go from a dead stop to a sprint, or if you jump for a rebound and a teammate gets it instead, and you immediately need to sprint in transition.
Standing broad jumps to sprints are a great way to train your muscles and body to be able to immediately get into a sprint. They will teach your body how to react quickly and get into motion. This basketball drill is going to work on both your vertical jump as well as your speed and quickness.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Standing Broad Jumps to Sprint Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: none.
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Goals of the Drill
- Improve your start speed and build explosiveness.
- Be sure to stick your landing before sprinting.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart.
- Squat down and then jump forward as far as you can and land on both feet.
- As soon as you land, sprint forward about 10 yards.
- Reset and then repeat the drill, do 8-10 reps.
- Drill Variation:
- Hurdle Jump into a sprint.
- Advance this with a depth jump to sprint.