Basketball Conditioning Essay

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Becca Brown 1/3/13 Basketball Conditioning There are many different drills you can do to help your basketball team stay in shape or get in shape. For instance: jumping rope, 17's, suicides, wall sits, and lane shuffle. All of these drill coaches use to help condtion their team. These drills are very mental and test how strong you really are to keep going to finish the drill or to quit because it gets too hard. Jumping rope develops stamina, leg strength, agilty and coordination, timing, quickness, and hand-eye coordination. But what happens if you run into a basketball player that doesn't know how to jump rope because they have poor coordination. Trust me these players still exist, so you have to teach them step by step. Begin by jumping as high as you can off both feet. Your hands should be above your head and rotating to help you jump high. As soon as you land, go right back up. Repeat this twenty-five times. Next, jump twenty-five times off your right foot, then twenty-five times off your left. Keep your hands up and go up as quickly as you can after landing. Next, jump twenty-five times bringing your knees to your chest. You can now bring your arms down in order to maintain balance, but continue jumping as quickly as possible. This is a drill I do everyday before practice and it really works. 17's is also a great drill to help build up your conditioning. You start behind one of the sidelines. You run to the other sideline counting as 1 then you run back to count as 2. You do this until you reach 17. (Always ending on the opposite side from which you started). To be in very good basketball shape you should be able to do this in under 1 minute. Almost evey sport knows what a suicide is. The players hate it,…