Backhand/Forehand Med Ball Toss
With partner to right, stand in split-squat position, left leg forward
When partner tosses ball to you, catch it, jump vertically, rotate hips right, then throw ball back
Land facing opposite direction in split-squat position, right leg forward
Repeat back and forth in continuous fashion for specified reps
Sets/Reps: 2x10 each side
Gillett: We are training the legs to explode powerfully, and the med ball works core stability, balance, reaction and hand-eye coordination. He’s really got to stick that landing, because he’s got to get down and drive himself back up again. [In a game], when he has to go down, grab the ball and throw to first off balance, it will be a little easier for him to control his body.