Category Archives: Player Development

How Safe Is Your Basketball Career from Knee Pain?

Do you want to become a professional basketball player? Nothing will crush your odds of joining the basketball elite like a history of knee pain. If you can’t run or jump with 100% effort, you won’t reach your full potential as a player. Without exceptional skills, you will go undrafted. To join the basketball elite, you need strong knees. This article will show you how to get...
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The future is bright for Australian Junior Basketball

BASKETBALL Australia’s national shooting coach has predicted a “golden age” for future national teams, such is the level of talent on display at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup. Brad Davidson, who as a player enjoyed a long career in the National Basketball League and was a gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, said Australia’s junior playing stocks were filled with potential champions for years...
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Lauren Jackson set to launch Basketball Academy

Australia’s greatest ever female Basketballer, Lauren Jackson, is proud to announce the establishment of the Lauren Jackson Basketball Academy. The Lauren Jackson Basketball Academy will provide basketball enthusiasts, aged 15 – 18 years, with the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience that will ultimately assist them to define their future career and study options. The 12-week program will supply Academy members with the coaching needed to...
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The 3 keys to winning a championship

As the start of the season over here in the USA steadily approaches every player and coach wonders if the hopes, dreams, and the hard work will pay off at the end of the season with the raising of a championship trophy. Every team has the goal to win a championship. However, realistically not every team has the talent to achieve that goal. There are 3...
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Ball Handling Drills – 2 Ball

This set of drills is for intermediate to advanced ball handlers. Required for the drill is 2 basketballs ideally the same type and pumped up equally. Key points for all drills: keep your head up otherwise it is pointless! Start slow if needed but eventually work up to going as fast as you can. If your not making mistakes your not trying hard enough. 2 ball same...
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Basketball Shooting Technique – Form Training

Too many kids grow up working on their shot by going down to the stadium and putting up 3's for an hour. This is not the way to become a great shooter. In order to be a great shooter you must concentrate on your shooting technique tirelessly. Even though guys like Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and JJ Reddick are great 3 point shooters, they spend...
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Offseason strength and Conditioning Part 3/3

Offseason Reactive Training Reactive training is somewhat a new term used to describe the training formerly known as plyometrics. The goal of reactive training is to enhance player’s ability to produce and absorb force, when executing these exercises athletes will need to push themselves as hard as they can during the concentric portion of the movement. This discipline is extremely important for basketball players to transfer their...
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Offseason Strength and Conditioning – part 2/3

Offseason Conditioning Offseason conditioning provides an opportunity for basketball players to improve their energy system efficiency and prepare for a long, intense season. Players in great condition will enjoy competitive edge over their less prepared opponents who will fatigue sooner and spend more time on the bench as a result of poor performance. Overall well conditioned athletes will be able to recover more quickly between exercise...
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