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10 Keys to Building Better Basketball Players

Growing up, I was absolutely obsessed with basketball. It wasn’t uncommon for me to spend 4, 6, and sometimes upwards of 8 hours a day working on my game. And while I loved playing the game, I might love coaching basketball players even more. In this show, I cover 10 ways we can help make […]

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Practical Basketball Conditioning

Note from MR: Last week, my guy Zac Cupples killed it with his guest article, “The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes.” But one thing that always frustrates me is when someone comes up with a problem, but does take it to the next level and give you a solution. So if you enjoyed that last […]

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Mike Irr on Winning an NBA Championship

Mike Irr recently completed his 2nd season with the Golden State Warriors as their Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Overall, Mike has seven years of NBA experience, having previously served as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Charlotte Bobcats from 2008-11 and as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Bulls from 2006-08. […]

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Developing the Youth Basketball Player with Rod Root

Rod Root is a performance coach, basketball fanatic, owner of Teamwork Bloomington (a sports performance and fitness facility in Bloomington, Indiana), and a mentor/teacher to young athletes. Rod is a very serious rec league/pickup basketball player at the local YMCA and by his own accounts he’s probably logged more 1-on-1 games (and losses) than any […]

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Physical Preparation with Chris Chase

Chris Chase is in his second season with the Atlanta Hawks after being named the team’s Athletic Performance Coach in 2015. Prior to that, Chris was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at USC. In this episode Chris and I talk discuss what he calls “trainable menus,” his thoughts on motor learning, and he even […]

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Mike Roncarati Interview

Mike Roncarati is not only an awesome coach and physical therapist, but a good friend as well. And when you get the opportunity to interview an NBA-caliber coach/therapist, you jump at the opportunity! In the interview below, Mike and I talk in-depth with regards to his philosophy, off-season and in-season programming, as well as the […]

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Training the TALL Athlete

It’s funny how things happen sometimes. This past weekend, my good friend Joe Dowdell came in for the Midwest Seminar, with plans of flying out on Sunday afternoon. Evidently, mother nature had other ideas with regards to his travel schedule! As a result, Joe stuck around an extra day and his client, Indiana Pacers starting […]

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