Player Development: 5 Exercises To Increase Basketball Explosiveness
What so many players, coaches, and parents fail to realize is just how important the weight room is to developing a player’s technical and tactical skills. These are the primary movements that we focus on in our program: Lunges, Jumping, Pivots, Shuffles, Explosive Sprints, and Back Pedaling. If a player’s body is not able to properly execute these movements, they are not going to reach their full potential regardless of what we are teaching them on the court.
Over the years we have seen a ton of success in regards to helping players improve their shooting percentage by incorporating more functional movements into our technical skill work. Most of the drills are focused around jumping and the importance of understanding terms such as force, angle of release, center of mass, and levers.