How was your weekend?
Last week, we talked about the I don’t care how high you can jump, I care how you load up and land
You can check out the blog post HERE
Now, onto to speed 🙂
Coming from the eyes of a sports performance coach, I don’t care how fast you are, I care if you can stop
Probably the #1 reason basketball players tear their ACL’s, is because they cannot STOP!
We need to teach our athletes, how to stop, how to decelerate, how to absorb force and change direction
I don’t care how fast you are, if you cannot stop on a dime, stop for your jump shot or change direction with your crossover without your knees caving in, we have a major problem
You can the most athletic player on the court, but if you are injured, how can you help your team?
So where do we start?
1. Start with an assessment
We need to get a baseline of how you move
2. Teach the Athletic Stance/ Defensive Stance
Do you move from your knees or hips
90% of female basketball players move from their knees
3. Teach deceleration and how to stop
Resistance bands are a great tool to use to teach this
You might be the faster kid on the court, but if you tear your ACL, you are probably going to lose a step and a little off your vertical, something to think
A solid sports performance program can reduce your risk of injury by 60-80%
So tell me again, why you don’t have a sports performance coach designing your training plan
Why are you having your basketball coach throwing exercise at you through a zoom call?
Let me know your thoughts,
PS: Whenever you are ready, here are 4 ways I can help:
1. A Virtual Assessment and Program Design
We can go a virtual checklist and assessment of 11 exercises and movements that will give me a starting point for you and pick up on any per-cursors to injuries
Afterwards, I will design you a 4 week program based off your assessment, what your goals are and the equipment you have access to
Just reply back with “assessment” and I will send you the details
2. 28 Day Band and Bodyweight In Home Training Program
This is a 28 day done for you in home training plan that starts with an assessment/checklist so you have a baseline and starting point
Then breaks down where to start with bodyweight training and master the basic movements
The resistance bands program shows you eaxctly where to start and progress with a mini band, single looped and partner bands to work on speed, first step speed and strength
To grab your done for you 28 day band and bodyweight program HERE
I am also adding in 4 coaching calls for the next 28 days to help you get started. Our first call is Tuesday, May 5th
3. Post Season Girls Basketball Conditioning
Grab 50+ done for you conditioning workouts/drills that you can do this summer to get you in the best shape of your basketball life.
With these conditioning workouts, you can balance out your skill work with strength and conditioning work.
To grab these workouts Click Here
4. 64 Done For You Workouts
How would you like 64 done for you workouts that you can use in practice with your female athletes that will help them get stronger, faster, quicker, help them stay injury free and you don’t have to leave the basketball court?
Grab your 64 done for you workouts HERE!
How was your weekend?