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Sports Specific Training

Training must replicate competitive situations and movement patterns. For example, a basketball player practices start and stop drills to improve that specific movement on the court. With the competitive nature and multiple demands of athletes, it is vital to have a qualified and experienced sports specialist to increase player development.

Basketball is a sport in which 10 athletes, confined to a small space, compete at high speeds, guard and advance upon a hoop, all in effort to score points with a ball. In this series of intricate movements, control and the ability to change it is the core of what players need to achieve excellence.

Positioning (Offensive/Defensive and Transitional)
The simplest breakdown of the positions in basketball is to divide the athletes into post players and perimeter players.

Core
The basketball athlete’s core must be well trained for sudden acceleration and deceleration.

Stability
The ability for the body to stop, start, land safely and regain balance from the ground up.

Conditioning
Varies upon the demands for the sport, player and position.

Flexibility
Flexibility The ability to utilize increased flexibility and motion to fluidly generate power.

Power
Speed x Strength

Mental Skills
Simulating competition in training can be used as mental preparation for game day.

Contact Drills
Most sports involve contact with other athletes at some point. We emulate certain drills that require the use of contact to gain confidence and replicate competition.

Reaction
Series of hand eye coordination drills combined with balance and high intensity movement drills.

Proprioception (PRO-pree-o-SEP-shun)
Meaning the body in space. This provides the athlete the ability to understand their body’s movements in relationship to the game.