Plan for a Purposeful Pre-Season

While the fundamentals of the game haven't changed, the way basketball players at all levels train to enhance performance has changed greatly in the past 15 years. The game today requires true basketball athleticism - a unique combination of strength, power, agility, reaction, quickness, and conditioning. A basketball player's athleticism is the foundation of their entire...

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The Perfect Warm-Up

Knowing how to warm up effectively can be the difference between your players surviving the preseason and thriving in the regular season or your players stumbling through the season due to preventable injury. Traditional warmups take athletes through a series of static stretches. There’s value in traditional stretch-and-hold, or “static”...

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4 Movements to Add to Your Warmup

There’s a drill that takes just six seconds to perform, but yields significant speed, power and agility benefits. This high-speed exercise is called “rapid response” because you’ll move faster than ever before in your training.  Want to improve quickness on the field? Rapid response. Want to make sharper cuts on...

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5 Ways to Instantly Become a Worse Athlete

Follow these 5 easy steps, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a slower, weaker, burned-out athlete. 1. Don’t Sleep Arguably the easiest step to becoming a worse athlete, don’t get enough sleep! Most already do this without even trying. But while sleep is important for human beings in...

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Basic Nutrition for Sports Performance

Young athletes have very unique demands – school, sports, and training. There is a way to improve each of those 3 things – FUEL the body with proper nutrition! ===> DOWNLOAD [Daily Meal Guideline] Cheat Sheet Here's some more specific nutrition tips for Young Athletes... Carbohydrates Carbohydrates should be the staple...

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10 Most Common Problems with Sprint Form and How to Correct It

Common Problems and Corrections of Sprint Form: Problem: Upward Emphasis or Not Swinging Arms Back Far Enough. Correction: Have the athlete pretend he/she is holding a hammer in each hand and pounding nails into a wall directly behind him/her. Main Point: The faster the arm is swung backward, the faster...

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Foam Roller Flow Routine (FREE Cheat Sheet)

Grab your foam roller and flow between 10 self-massage moves that hit your whole body.  This routine can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion. It’s ideal for pre/post-workout and anytime of day. ===> DOWNLOAD [Foam Roller] Cheat Sheet Here’s how to do it: ...

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“More is Better”…You’re Doing More Harm than Good.

The world of youth sports is as competitive as ever. The notion that "more is better" is being forced down the throats of young athletes in an effort to be at the top of their game. The problem? It's not producing the results that were intended. Coaches, parents, and trainers are...

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5 Keys to Training Today’s Female Athlete

Generally speaking, there aren’t and shouldn’t be many differences in training male and female athletes. Every athlete needs to be strong, powerful, fast, and athletic. They need to be mobile, stable, and certainly conditioned. Most importantly, they need to be healthy so they can produce results on the field or...

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6 Keys to Developing Mental Toughness

Here is a list of my six keys to mental toughness: Creating Interest and Keeping It – I use a simple metaphor to build interest. I tell athletes to see sports participation like putting pennies in a piggy bank. Every time they show up to practice, that investment pays off with...

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