Strength & Conditioning

Strength training principles to get players ready for the season

About 25 years ago I was attending a basketball camp at Washington State University. I thought I was pretty good, but that was until I met a man named... more »

Four principles for offseason basketball training

Another season is in the books, and by now you’ve had time to audit your program, your work and your players. The offseason is where programs create... more »

Michigan Conditioning with Kim Barnes Arico

Kim Barnes Arico, head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan, describes one of her conditioning drills at the 2014 Basketball Coaches... watch »

Becoming playoff ready

In gyms across the country, teams are making one final push to reach their state or national tournaments. As conference play comes to an end and the p... more »

Rest and recovery

Those in sports often must consider the time they spend practicing while balancing all the other aspects of their lives. Oftentimes, sleep goes by the... more »

Physically preparing athletes for the season ahead

Most people want to be given a plan, but I think it would help more in the long run to give coaches the principles to build their own performance prog... more »

The Master Practice Plan

Obviously, the level of talent you have in your program is one of the strongest determining factors in the level of success you achieve. However, wher... more »

Culture is king when building a successful program

I've had some amazing opportunities over the last 10 years working with some of the best people players and organizations in the world. And as I write... more »

Recovering from high ankle sprains

Ankle ligament sprains are the most common cause of sports-related disability. The majority of these injuries are associated with an “inversion” m... more »

Maximizing conditioning sessions

School has started, which means its time to organize your preseason workouts. In addition to maximizing strength and explosiveness training, your prim... more »


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