Here in New Jersey, high school basketball season is only eight weeks away. That may seem like a lot of time, but it’s not. It will be here before you know it. Will you be prepared? You can be as long as you dial in your basketball training this fall. You probably spent a little too much time this fall at the beach and now, with the start of school and fall sports, your time is limited. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have any, it just means that you need to make the most of the time that you do have. To do so requires just a few simple tips to stay organized and be efficient with your fall basketball training.
- Plan for success. Your basketball training is nothing without a well organized schedule. Remember, your time is limited so wasting it would be a huge detriment to your success. Take the time at the beginning of each week (preferably Sunday) to write out exactly what you will do each day of the week.
- Design efficient basketball workouts. With so many components of basketball training to work on (basketball skill development, basketball specific sports performance training, basketball speed and agility, conditioning, etc.) your workouts need to be on point. To do so, combine as many components of basketball training as you can. Use multi-skill basketball drills that incorporates speed and agility into your skill training. Add pushups, plyos, sprints, in between or during segments. The point is to make sure that you are getting it all in.
- Recover. Nutrition and rest are as important to your fall basketball training as your basketball skill development and basketball performance training. With limited time, homework to be done and efficient but intense basketball workouts, your body needs to recover. Recovery is aided by a solid nutrition plan made up of smaller meals that include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins. Furthermore, sleep is equally as important. A solid night’s sleep of about eight hours combined with excellent nutrition will do wonders for your body. You’ll feel great and be ready to do it all again the next day.