STT on YouTube – Landing Mechanics

Too often I see coaches reinforcing “jump higher”. When was the last time you saw a coach break down landing and cutting techniques? How much of a practice or a training session is focused on deceleration and body awareness? Try some of these tips and drills to help your athletes perform better, and more importantly, safer, on game day. The VertiMax is a great tool to incorporate into your athlete development program. If you don’t have this tool in your box of tricks, try using Jump Stretch bands and heavy dumbbells.

For more clips, check out STT on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment for each of the clips. More are coming soon, so check back with STT often for tips, exercises, and drills to help your athletes.


  1. excellent for basketball

    • Hello Ms. Morrill. Thank you for adding a comment. Yes, we use these tips for basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and many more sports. Stressing landing mechanics and deceleration techniques is important. I’m glad to share a glimpse of one of our Jump/Landing sessions. I hope all is well. Have a great day!

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