Performance Training


This is the first part of a mini-series on vertical jump training to educate young players who are a) struggling to increase their vertical jump, or b) have peaked and want a few extra inches. This mini-series is titled, Did You Know? Did you know, that the arm swing in your jumping technique accounts for over 10% of your vertical power?  Without it, could mean the difference between a putback slam like Kawhi Leonard’s above, or...

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This weekend I was very blessed to be apart of a great opportunity to bring knowledge to those I serve, so I wanted to share that with you.  Friday i was able to travel to Minnesota and speak at the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Annual Fall Clinic at the University of St. Thomas, as many coaches in the area had requested topics covering ACL Injury Prevention and basketball speed training. Below is a video of a workout...

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Everyone focuses on the skills side of the game this time of year. They haven’t gotten in the gym so they are working on their pound dribbles and they 3-pt shots in an effort to impress coaches on day 1 of school (coaches evaluate you on first day of athletic period, not just during tryouts.) But, good chances are that if they didn’t get their skill work in like clock work… they probably didn’t get in the...

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Everyone wants to make the “Starting 5” but nobody wants to put the work in, am I right? Actually that is rarely the case. Players put a lot of emphasis on their training but they end up focusing on the wrong parts of their game, or in the process of improving an important part of their game they neglect other important areas or make them worse. Yes, you do have knuckleheads that think they’ve “made it”...

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Seated Box Jumps for San Antonio Performance Training Athletes feat. Spartan Basketball    Perform 4-5 sets of 5-6 reps    The importance of Seated Box Jumps is that they require the athlete to fully extend the hips and achieve true triple extension (hips, knees and ankles) to add explosiveness to their jumps. Hip extension is a problem for most athletes, and it is seen quite often in basketball players.  Stay Strong, Coach...

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Two things that can separate a good athlete from a great athlete are huge keys to basketball performance training… and those keys are acceleration and deceleration. I know I keep touching on this subject, but it is because of how important it is to all basketball players, and it is something that almost all players are missing out on. What I mean by that is they only have half of the equation. Players need deceleration (the...

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