Coach, I want to train my body…
To be able to perform well in the sport of basketball you need the body of an athlete.
To become more athletic we offer you a couple of ways to do that at the Academy.
This is what you can do this off-season:
1. Follow the training program on the Facility wall
Complete the program 3 to 4 times per week to develop all of the most important athletic movements and lower your chance of injury.
The program on the wall exists of the following segments:
- foam rolling routine (link: https://youtu.be/hLUu3_V2GzE)
- lower back movements
- arm swings to improve jumps & power
Jumping forward, sideways, landing better, one two legs, on one leg.
Strength & power
Explosive moves, pushing, pulling, squatting and deadlifting – finished with core work.
If you haven’t, subscribe for the sessions to learn how to do all the exercises.
Try to avoid doing random workouts that are not balanced out: random bench pressing will give you a nice temporary pump, but won’t lead to transfer on the court.
2. Join an individual screening to know your weak links
Every week there are individual screening sessions of 10-15 minutes.
You will learn which areas of your body are weak or underdeveloped and what exercises we recommend to correct it.
HERE IS A LIST WITH 12 EXERCISES WE RECOMMEND YOU DO DAILY.
When to do the exercises?
- before skill or strength training
- at home as “movement snacks” routine
- after finishing your training for the day to do a “check-up”
Just get it in…
3. Join one of the specific topic sessions
Every week we are organizing sessions on (sign up in the registration sheet):
- how to use the program and do the exercises
- how to fix knee pain
- how to prevent ankle injuries
- how to do the screening exercises
- ice bath sessions to recover better
4. Change your habits at home
Where do most basketball players get injured?
One of the best ways to lower the chance of injury is to keep your ankles, quadriceps and hips open by changing your sitting habits.
Two simple ways to train your body during the day?
- Brush your teeth on 1 leg (2 sets of 2 minutes a day)
- Learn “floor sitting” (hours of sitting block your hips and lower back)
5. Ask the coaches
We love those who want to put in the work.
Have specific questions or goals about your athletic development that are not answered in the sessions?
Ask Olivier, Jeroen or Robbe.
6. You are responsible
We can only offer you the options to make use of the above.
In the end, it is your body and your decision to put in the work – or not…
You are responsible.
Trust The Process,