Jumping rope is a great way to improve a lot of things at one time. When you jump rope you are improving your vertical, quickness, footwork, and your conditioning. These are all important parts of the game. This is not jumping rope like you see little kids doing. These jump rope workouts are done by the pros and are great for all positions but especially for big men who are trying to improve on their footwork. Jumping rope can almost be done anywhere and is a great way to determine where you are at athletically.