The Backboard Touch
The objective of the Backboard Touch basketball drill is to increase jumping abilities, leg strength, explosiveness and fitness as well as proper jumping technique.

The Backboard Touch

The objective of the Backboard Touch basketball drill is to increase jumping abilities, leg strength, explosiveness and fitness as well as proper jumping technique.

The Backboard Touch

Setup

  1. All you need is a wall or backboard and yourself.
  2. Since this is a jumping fitness drill, no ball is necessary.

Instructions

  1. Stand below the backboard, but out a step or so.
  2. Using a twofooted jump, explode upwards to touch the backboard with both hands.
  3. Land two footed on the toes and bend knees, absorb energy and gather yourself for next jump. 
  4. Two-footed jump back up to touch the backboard again over and over until repetition target is reached.

Variations

  1. Use the backboard on each side of the rim. 
  2. Begin on right side. 
  3. Jump and touch the backboard then shuffle across to the left side and repeat. 
  4. Shuffle back and forth touching the backboard on each side of the rim before shuffling back.

Coaching Points

  • Focus on form, exploding upwards and correct landing

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The Backboard Touch

The objective of the Backboard Touch basketball drill is to increase jumping abilities, leg strength, explosiveness and fitness as well as proper jumping technique.

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