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 our basketball players stronger, healthier and more athletic.

And even if you’re not a fan of the game, I think there’s enough good stuff in here to keep you entertained!

Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of the topics I discussed in this week’s show:

  1. Teach them how to squat (and why squatting is so critical to basketball players)
  2. Use tools YOU’RE comfortable with for speed development
  3. Heavy weights have a role – at certain places and times
  4. Train the HUMAN first
  5. Give them the ability to load their system
  6. Explain lateral acceleration to them in a way they can understand
  7. Work to find appropriate angles – i.e., how to make even slow athletes move faster
  8. Coach the defensive position (yes, they all need it)
  9. Give them CONTEXT
  10. Find the ideal blend of vertical jump training – because most of the time, it needs to be trained to be improved!


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If you enjoyed this show and have either a basketball player or coach in your life, please take 2 seconds out of your day and pass it along to them.

I sincerely hope they’ll benefit from it as well!

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  1. Thank You Very Much For Sharing this information, Mike. I will definitely pass this along to both players and coaches!
    C. Hantgin
    20 year HS Varsity Basketball Coach

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