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How Thorough is Your Basketball Training Program?

To break this down even further, each Elite Basketball Training workout is as thorough as they come and cover all facets of the game including ball-handling, attacking and finishing off the dribble, passing, shooting, cutting, reading the defense and reacting to your read. Sound like a lot? It is, but it is well worth it. In fact, last week I heard one of the parents tell his son,

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Two Simple Ways to Add Conditioning to Your Shooting Drills

Last night I was fortunate enough to work with a rising sixth grade basketball player that could really shoot the ball well. This player’s technique is textbook, incorporating all aspects of the Pro Shot System. As we began the workout, he was shooting the ball very well, and making a large percentage of his shots. His form was perfect. However, as the hour and workout went on, he began to fatigue and subtle nuances began to creep into his shot, making him miss.

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Bodyweight Training for Youth Basketball Players

As a IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist I often find myself working with younger athletes, particularly basketball players, who have never worked with weights before and in many cases have not done any sort of athletic development training. Their inexperience combined with their young age, lack of physical development, and short attention spans pose an interesting challenge to training these athletes. Aside from the unique challenge, it is also a chance to get athletes at a young age and provide them with the fundamental building blocks of performance training, or build them from the ground up

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Three Questions to a Better Baller

With the new year well under way, many people have made their new year’s resolutions, began them, and in some cases done away with them already. It is a shame but it is also the reason that I no longer make new year’s resolutions. I came to realize long ago that, for whatever reason, they just do not work. In fact, by the end of January and early February the new year’s resolutions have been thrown out the window and most people are back to their regular self.

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The Fourth Key to Scoring: Creating Separation

Now it is time to create separation between you and your defender. This can be done either out of the triple threat or off the dribble. However, either way it requires the offensive player to get the defender to lean one way so that he can go the other. This is accomplished with a number of moves and counter moves, but ultimately comes down a few common characteristics: living low, footwork, initiating contact, and actually separating.

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