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Dealing with bumps and bruises and fitness tips for young basketball players.

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Jan 11, 2017

I love the English language and have always been fascinated by words. While I'm a basketball strength and conditioning coach by vocation, writing and public speaking are two of the mediums I use to disseminate my message of safe, purposeful, and innovative training techniques and concepts all over...

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 18, 2016

In order to maximize potential on the court, it is imperative for basketball players to develop healthy eating habits. What a player eats determines their body fat levels as well as how much energy they have for intense workouts, practices and games. Dave Stagnita , the brilliant strength and...

  • Author:
    Dr. T.J. Allan
  • Date:
    Mar 30, 2016

According to legendary (that's still an understatement) strength coaches Verkhoshansky and Siff: Metabolism is very specific to the intensity and duration of the sporting event, to the extent that excessive development of one type of fitness may have a profoundly detrimental effect on another type...

  • Author:
    Blair O'Donovan
  • Date:
    Aug 7, 2012

Gaining positive weight (lean muscle tissue) is not easy for most basketball players given their taller frames and high metabolisms. But it is doable! It requires a high level of focus, consistency, and effort. Many high school age players are coming towards the end of their season now...and will...

  • Author:
    By Ryan Wood
  • Date:
    Aug 3, 2011

Kendall Wallace was playing pickup basketball on August 31, 2010 in Las Vegas. Nothing was out of the ordinary. During a random play, he received a high pass from a teammate. He jumped up and caught the pass, and as he landed, he immediately put the ball on the floor and darted left. It was a move...

  • Author:
    By Danny McLarty
  • Date:
    Jul 19, 2011

You've been working hard on your game. Your handles, your jump shot, your pull-up J -- it's all coming together. That's great, keep at it! But there's an area of improved performance that most people don't even consider: nutrition. Eating right will help you perform at your highest. It will help...

One of a coach’s major responsibilities is to be prepared for any medical situation. In basketball, the most common injuries are skinned knees, turned or sprained ankles, perhaps even a banged head. To cope with these injuries, always have a fully-stocked first aid kit handy. Such a kit should...

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