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Improve Basketball Quickness And Agility

Posted Oct 11 2010 4:04pm
Improve your basketball quickness and agility with ladder drills. Practice ladder drills at least 2 times a week and concentrate on doing the exercises correctly. You can add more speed to the exercises as you progress.

In many ways, quickness and agility are more important than straight-ahead speed. A basketball player rarely reaches maximum speed during game competition. Having great change-of-direction speed (agility with quickness) allows you to beat your opponent "to the spot" or recover from mistakes in positioning.

How many times have you seen a basketball player with "not great speed" repeatedly make plays to help the team win. This is not an accident. You can improve your change-of-direction speed with proper training. Read my post that discusses change-of-direction speed in detail.

Basketball drills designed to improve speed and quickness should be more than just "suicide drills." Game-time situations in basketball require the player to be quick and fast in many directions while controlling posture.

You can also improve quickness by improving your reaction time . You do this by training to make the right choices as quickly as possible. You can practice reacting to sight or sound cues.

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