Courtesy of Carter from the 2006 Boys Impact
SINGLE LEG STRENGTH, STABILITY, BALANCE EXERCISE:
It is important to include isolated individual leg exercises in your physical programs as players run, pass and shoot using certain single leg stances.
Working with a partner at training, parent or sibling at home, work for 30 seconds on each leg (complete 2 sets). The partner calls out a color ring to hop into and then passes a ball underarm for a volley back. If rings aren’t available you can use chalk on a pavement or simply place a wooden spoon on the ground to jump over laterally or forward/backward.
- Stay in control of your movements at all times.
- Look to maintain a straight line plane from ankle-knee-hip when loading to hop, and when landing.
- Keep core tight as you perform the movement.