with Alan Stein,
Head Strength & Conditioning coach for the nationally renowned DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball program;
owner of Stronger Team;
has worked with elite high school, college, and NBA players.
Alan Stein provides a complete inseason conditioning system that is specific in nature to what your players do in a game. This program will allow your team to shoot, pass, rebound and defend at a much higher level from buzzer to buzzer.
Lay the foundation for your workout or practice with this series of warmup drills that incorporates basketball specific movements. Stein has players demonstrate a series of dynamic flexibility exercises that prepare players for the cutting, jumping and landing that is performed in basketball practices and games. His vertical jump drill not only improves players vertical jump, it also improves body control in space, which helps to limits knee and ankle injuries.
Next Stein challenges conventional thinking by revving up his warm up with a series of four core exercises that incorporate a basketball and a weighted ball. These exercises will develop basketball strength in your players core, shoulders and hips.
Improve the quickness and agility of your athletes with five reactionary drills that emphasize acceleration and deceleration. Stein incorporates tennis balls in his reaction drills to train players to explode from an athletic stance. These drills train acceleration and deceleration skills that will help your players on defense, getting rebounds and tracking down loose balls.
Break up the monotony of practice with this series of competitive, fun drills. These drills require athletes to perform in tight angles and cuts, which strengthens the feet and improves mobility in the ankles.
Stein concludes with two ultrachallenging heavy ball drills and four competitive sprint drills, that provide players a fun way to increase conditioning and stamina.
Keep your players in tiptop shape all season long. These drills will build the base for your teams success and the broader the base you build, the higher their potential is for success.
For a complete workout program, check out Steins 16Week InSeason Strength Training Program for Basketball Playersebook.
Produced at the Fall 2010 Orlando, FL clinic.
69 minutes. 2010.