I hope you are having a great week!
I wanted to share some advice as the AAU season starts to ramp up
is geared more toward the athlete, but coaches can take note and make
sure they are doing this with their athletes (especially #2)
1. Fix What is Broken
Meaning, do you have any nagging injuries? If so, you want to rest and clear these up before you go full throttle into the AAU season
2. Assess and Plan
Have a meeting with you coach and talk about what you need to work on as far as your game. How you can become a better player and teammate?
I would also make sure you have a meeting with your AAU coach, so you have a plan and you both are on the same page with what your goals are this AAU season
3. Hire a Coach
It is fair to say, that most female athletes would benefit from more strength training, conditioning and sports performance work.
I have talked to a lot of coaches, strength coaches at the D1 level and keep in mind, I played D1 basketball at a very high level, so please take my advice, BALANCE OUT YOUR SKILL WORK WITH STRENGTH WORK!
Both coaches and sports performance coaches say that all if not most of their freshman have little to no strength training experience when they come in for pre-season.
The biggest difference from high school to college
is SPEED AND STRENGTH not skill! So the only way to improve your speed
and strength is to get into the weight room. Or just start by doing body
weight movements and make sure your movement foundation is solid!
4. Have Fun
Remember why you started playing the sport of your choosing in the first place
The season can be long and draining, take a few weeks off, enjoy your afternoons off and be a kid. Hang out with your friends, go out and play and goof around.
So there you have it, my 4 pieces of advice 🙂
If you need/want my help, just hit reply
Your Friend and Coach,
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The biggest difference between high school and college basketball is SPEED and STRENGTH not Skill!
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3. Live Sports Performance Training
Post Season, AAU and Spring Training starts today in Waltham
You can join us anytime once your season is over 🙂
Why you should be training?
1. Get Stronger Physically and Mentally
2. Clean Up Any Nagging Injuries
3.Reduce Injuries Especially ACL Injuries
4. Prepare for the Next Level (High School or College)