[tag]Plyometrics[/tag] are exercises that use explosive movements to develop muscle power. In [tag]basketball[/tag], these exercises are important to develop laterial quickness for defense, quick first steps on offense, and exploive strength around the basket. This is a [tag]plyometric circuit[/tag] that will help develop [tag]Vince Carter[/tag] like basketball (or at least move in the right direction).
-“ Players spread out throughout the court
-“ The drill leader stands facing his team, demonstrating each drill as they move through the circuit
-“ Toe Touch Drill: Player stands with his feet apart, jumps upward, and touches his toes with his finger pads as he jumps. Repeat.
-“ Heel Touch Drill: Player stands with his feet apart, jumps upward, and touches his heels with his finger pads as he jumps. Repeat.
-“ Heel and Toe Touch Drill: Player stands with his feet apart, jumps upward, and alternates touching his heels and toes as he jumps. Repeat.
-“ One Leg Jump: Player jumps ten times on his right leg and rests. Player jumps ten times on his left leg and rests. Repeat
-“ Kangaroo Jump: Player takes one step with his right leg, jumps, and comes down using his right leg only. While his right leg is on the floor, player steps with his left leg and jumps, coming down on his left leg only. Repeat.
-“ Step Over Jump: Player moves toward his right, stepping over with his left leg. Player brings his feet together and jumps. As he hits the floor, player begins to move to the left, stepping over with his right leg. Player brings his feet together and jumps. Player zigzags the court as he continues in this fashion.
-“ Power Move Jump: Player faces the backboard and stands one foot away from it. Player jumps with both feet and touches the backboard with both hands. After he hits the floor player sidesteps with his inside leg to the other side of the rim. Player brings his legs together and jumps from the other side of the rim.