VCU Strength & Conditioning Coach, Daniel Roose, has his players go through a ‘Jump Stop Series’ using a heavy ball. This series will engage the players’ abs and glutes to develop basketball specific strength.
Jump Stop Series
Athlete Movements: Athletes will perform a series of three jump stops in one direction and three jump stops back in the same direction with a heavy ball. There are four different ball positions that can be used with this drill. The trainer will combine two of the four ball positions into the jump stop action.
Teaching Points: You can incorporate lateral movement into a jump stop with the same ball position movements.