Strength & Conditioning

7 strategies to avoid offseason overtraining

Overtraining is the enemy of all athletes. It hinders performance and leads to injury. Symptoms include
a noticeable loss in strength and conditioni... more »

Strength: Principles to training for explosive power

There are many parallels between life and training. One of the most fundamental principles in training for athletic performance is the concept of “... more »

Fitness made easier with new technology

Coaches want the most from their players during training sessions, but there’s a fine line between maximum effort and overexertion. Cross it, and at... more »

Final preparations for the new season

Coaches and players all over the country are diligently working to get ready for the upcoming season. I’m personally entering this year with great a... more »

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 »

Getting your team 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 »


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