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Training With Tires: Part II

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Sep 21, 2010 7:19:00 AM

by Art Horne

Basketball requires athletes to move in multiple directions and from various starts positions.  Training with tires can enhance not only straight ahead speed, but can also assist strength coaches and those athletes lacking starting strength build the necessary strength to start from multiple positions and movement patterns and transition quickly into the traditional forward sprint.

The same work to rest ratio can be used as discussed in the previous article with groups of 3 working together on opposite ends of the basketball court (“A” athlete and “B” athlete at one end, and “C” athlete at opposite baseline.  “A” athlete sprints or back pedals the desired length to athlete “C”, unclips and athlete “C” returns to opposite baseline. Repeat and continue.)

Movement Patterns often forgotten about with traditional sleds:


Side Shuffle to Sprint

Multiple Cross-over Steps

Cross-over Step to Sprint

Back Pedal to Sprint


Topics: Art Horne, Conditioning-Agility-Speed