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Old 08-11-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Drills To Improve Quickness

As the title states, I'm looking for some drills that will increase my quickness.
Anybody know any good ones they would like to share?
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:30 AM   #2
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As the title states, I'm looking for some drills that will increase my quickness.
Anybody know any good ones they would like to share?


Speed ladder, look it up on youtube. you can also work on explosiveness w/ football drills. But speed ladder should be enough.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:45 AM   #3
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speed latters are good, running 10's and 20's, pro agility drill, plyos, olympic lifts... anything explosive will do. I mean shit just doing basketball really explosively/quickly will help. Same theory for increasing Vertical jump applies here too man. I would look up cornerback drills though if I were you... and if you can find a good workout that is suited for one I'd go with that. Cornerbacks are probably the most explosive athletes on the planet... they need to be even quicker and turn their hips better than receivers because they are reacting to everything. It's a lot tougher than bball too because you man is running full speed without a ball... at least in bball they have to control a ball.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:19 AM   #4
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Speed ladder will help you move your feet faster, improve your first step. Foot ball drills will help you push the ball up court faster and take advantage of pick and roll situations.

You can only go as fast as your handles will allow you, gotta work on ur dribble too.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:25 PM   #5
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Quickness is important, but for guard especially work on your strides. Preactice making your first step extremely long, defenders can keep up with quickness but they can't react to long explosive steps.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:49 PM   #6
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Quickness is important, but for guard especially work on your strides. Preactice making your first step extremely long, defenders can keep up with quickness but they can't react to long explosive steps.

that is why Jordan was so effective at beating at his guy. He was definitely quick, but not like Lebron or Wade... he just had those long strides and his first step was long in addition to being quick.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:32 PM   #7
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So where could a buy a speed ladder at then?
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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So where could a buy a speed ladder at then?

Probably at a sporting goods store. Just check like a Sports Authority, Big 5, *****, etc. or something like that. Just call before hand to makes sure they have it. If not, then you can buy em online.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:03 PM   #9
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So where could a buy a speed ladder at then?
i'd try to make one b4 i'd buy one. thinking of making a pull sled thingy for my oldest son.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:45 PM   #10
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i'd try to make one b4 i'd buy one. thinking of making a pull sled thingy for my oldest son.

If you're short on cash you can just improvise. Line up cones and use them for both linear and lateral movements. Make them different heights for a challenge. Many places are going to make you pay a premium for these training items when they should only be less than $20.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of picking up this one from WalMart

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Altus-Spee...i_sku=10543339
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:48 PM   #12
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Full court layups...
Thats what I do for speed and quickness.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:57 AM   #13
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That could help your speed if you do about 10 of them... but it won't do anything for your quickness unless you are doing all kinds of crossovers and spins along the way. Anymore than 10 (with a rest between all of them), you are working on conditioning.
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