How was your weekend?
With pre-season in full swing and fall AAU starting up, I see a lot of programs talking about increasing your vertical jump in 6 weeks
While this is all well and good, we need to teach these athletes how to land
Most female athletes have trouble decelerating and landing properly
So before we start teaching exercises and plyo’s on how to increase your vertical, let’s start with landing exercises
Do you set up in the right defensive stance, athletic stance
Stick the landing from the squat
Start with box jumps from the top and then stick the landing
Then we need to address the re-accelerating from the land
These are just a few exercises to think about before throwing your athletes into box jumps, bounds, etc
Have a great week
PS: Whenever you are ready, here are 4 ways I can help:
1. The Women’s Basketball Summit
An online platform for female basketball players, coaches, parents, strength coaches and basketball enthusiasts!
The online Women’s Basketball Summit is a 4 day, virtual event to give a platform to female basketball players and coaches. We have experts speaking on a wide range of topics from coaching at different divisions, strength performance training advice, ACL injury prevention/reduction, how to improve your speed and agility and your well being. All these experts are sharing their expertise, insights, and best practices with you!
This event is free to listen to and you can claim your ticket HERE!
2. Managing the Female Athlete with Dr. Steph Allen
Sunday, September 22nd in Waltham,Mass at 930am
This 90 minute workshop will be broken up into two parts: lecture and hands on
Dr. Steph Allen will be discussing some important topics surrounding ACL risk reduction, including the role that a solid, consistent year round strength training program plays in the process. She will be touching on some basic statistics surrounding this injury, the proposed reasons why the injury rates are what they are, the support for risk reduction training programs and what a “good” program looks like. She will bring it full circle by taking a look at the bigger picture and highlighting some of the research supporting the benefits of strength training for all youth athletes.
In the hands on section we will go over risk factors for injuries, talk about movement quality, what should be staples in a training program and a take home workout you can do on your own from everything you learned at this workshop!
You can sign up and reserve your spot HERE!
These two events are designed to provide resources to help you become a better athlete or coach and help educate parents who’s daughters play sports
3. The Complete Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program
The Complete Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program addresses a specific need in girl basketball players. There is nothing out there on the market that specifically addresses the strength and conditioning needs of girl basketball players in regards to pre-season, in-season and post-season. If you want to get stronger, faster, quicker and stay injury free and prevent ACL injuries, it’s all here for you.
You check out the program HERE!
4. 8 week online Pre-Season Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program
You get video call check-ins twice a month,
4- week outlines of 2-3x a week strength training, as well as 1-2x a week conditioning and speed, sprint work
These workouts are delivered via a downloaded app so all your workouts are right on your phone and instructional videos with every exercise
Athletes are held accountable for their workouts and provided a supportive community