Nov 02, 2021 • 5 min read
With the air getting cooler and the days getting shorter, we know that basketball season is right around the corner. Now is a good time to start preparing for the season and thinking about your basketball training. Creating an effective program with the right basketball drills and strength training is the key to making the most out of your time before the season.
To help you get started on your basketball training, we wanted to share an excerpt from Alan Stein’s 12 Thoughts For The Basketball Pre-Season. You can find more posts from Alan on his blog. Alan Stein is the owner of Stronger Team and the Head Strength & Conditioning coach for a nationally renowned High School basketball program. Through his extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players, Alan brings a wealth of knowledge to basketball training.
A basketball player’s athleticism is the foundation of their entire game. If a player can improve their strength, power, explosiveness, agility, reaction, quickness, flexibility and conditioning level, then they can perform the skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, and defending at a much higher level. They can also perform their skills with more efficiency and perform them for longer before fatigue sets in. That is why the best players are in the best shape!
Just as a player’s athleticism is the foundation of their game, the pre-season lays the foundation for the upcoming season. What players do from the start of the school year until the day of the first practice will determine the type of season they have.
With proper and purposeful training, players can make impressive strides in their hand/eye coordination, footwork, acceleration/deceleration, reaction, strength, mobility, and stamina.
It is these ‘little things’ that make a BIG difference!
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