As the start of a new school year approaches, we are seeing an increasing number of basketball athletes enrolling in our performance training programs to prepare for the upcoming season. We thought it would be a good time to share how we approach training these athletes and what considerations we take when designing their programs.
What exactly is Sports Performance Training? The easiest way to explain sports performance training is: training to increase an athletes effective range. An athletes effective range is the amount of area around an athlete that he or she can control. If you think about a young athlete (like a 4-7 year-old), they can barely control
An athlete is only as good as their “effective range” – the range in which they can get out and back from where they are currently at. This includes 360 degrees so you have to be able to move laterally to dominate your competition in most sports! Shuffling is 1 of the 2 means of
Preparing our foot to strike the ground is often overlooked in speed development. Ground contact can enhance or be detrimental to our sprinting performance! Here are some tips to consider when training: Toes up Heels stay a credit card width off the ground Foot strikes directly underneath the hips Spend as little time in contact