High level basketball is played above the rim. Even hybrid point guards like Russell Westbrook can throw it down with authority in today’s NBA. While height and wingspan play an undeniable role, one thing youth basketball players can improve is their vertical leap.
While jumping ability might not be as trainable as strength, it can absolutely be improved with targeted exercises and training. Basketball players can reap the rewards of a higher vertical when it comes to scoring, rebounding, and defending just to name a few.
We believe that young athletes can learn to jump higher through technique, understanding the movement, strength training, and functional training.
From Marco Nuñez:
High Performance Athletic Trainer | Sports Medicine Specialist | Sports Scientist | MS in Human Movement | PES CES FMS SFMA FCS |
Over 20 years of experience working in professional sports.