June 18, 2019

Element #2 = Your “strength and conditioning” should be age specific and athletic movement based 

“Do you even lift?” Before being a fun figure of speech, most coaches and athletes used the term “lifting” to describe strength training for sports.  Lifting weights is one...

June 7, 2019

Summer is here.  Often athletes use summer camps for development.  Sport Foundations has basketball and performance training camps starting June 24.  But to optimize an athlete's ability they also need to prepare their body outside the field of play.  I want to us...

December 18, 2018

As the game of basketball continues to evolve, patterned offenses are less and less common. Technology has made scouting so much easier.  Defensive players are smarter and more sophisticated.  Teams relying on plays to win games will not have sustained success.  Succes...

November 23, 2018

When I was younger I loved Thanksgiving because it sympbolized a day of rest with family, watching football and eating great food --- including Lefse!  Then a few years ago I had a transformational life event on Thanksgiving day.  The reaction to that life event would...

October 7, 2018

As a basketball coach and skills trainer, I emphasize to players that every time they step on the court it is an opportunity to get better, but it only works if they have a "growth mindset" - the idea that everyone has the ability to change, grow and get better through...

July 20, 2018

To be successful in sport, athletes must be able to move quickly and powerfully while maintaining balance and control of their body. For many years traditional training has focused on improving overall strength without other variables needed for sport. Many programs ar...

March 20, 2018

Oftentimes you will hear coaches, players………….and parents question what is a good shot or what is a bad shot.   In golf, players often say “it’s a scorecard not a postcard”, meaning that the only thing that matters is the result.  In basketball it is much more complica...

January 8, 2018

A full size mens basketball is 29.5-30 inches in circumference with diameter of about 9.5 inches if fully inflated.  The diameter of the hoop itself is 18 inches from edge to edge.  Meaning you can force two basketballs through a hoop at the same time.  So why is it so...

December 19, 2017

We are half way in to the basketball season.  I've been to a lot of games in the past 2 months.  As a person who doesn't like to be late, I have had a chance to see the pre-game warm up for most of these games.   Most of the time I see half speed lay up lines, stationa...

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