What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?

Last week, I wrote a blog about killing “Sacred Zombie Cows” or in other words, challenging conventional wisdom as it relates to sports. This blog will address the warm-up and the role it plays in activities. For the most part, I speak in basketball jargon, but the ideas in the blog can be easily transferredContinue reading “What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?”

Challenging Conventional Thinking

I came across the above photo on Facebook a couple of days ago and it got me thinking about the way we do certain things. As a basketball and a strength & conditioning coach, I witness this almost on a daily basis. Whether I’m at the gym or on a basketball court, I observe people doing things inContinue reading “Challenging Conventional Thinking”

Strength Training and Kids

There exists a concept which states that strength training in kids is wrong and harmful. There exists a concept which states that strength training for kids will stunt their growth. A lot of people firmly believe this, and prevent their kids from engaging in strength training activities. So, is there any truth to this? Or areContinue reading “Strength Training and Kids”

9 Ways to become a tougher player

by Coach Joe Wootten Play in the moment:  Great shooters have no fear of the future and have the shortest memory…..they play in the moment….most adults are better players as they get older because the did not worry anymore….they play in the moment……do not wait until you are older, do it now!   Play forContinue reading “9 Ways to become a tougher player”

Defenisve Mindsets

Being a defensive stopper Teams need defensive stoppers. Coaches want players that will make an impact defensively. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of glamour in being a good defensive player. Good defense means holding a player below his scoring average, making the opposition take shots from areas they do not want and contesting shots, whilstContinue reading “Defenisve Mindsets”

To V-Cut or Not to V-Cut

For years, it’s been drilled into us that we should v-cut to get away from the defense and receive the basketball. Almost every player executes this move in one of three spots; the two wings and the top of the key. As a coach, this move doesn’t do anything for us or our program. WeContinue reading “To V-Cut or Not to V-Cut”