Because nothing says, “I’m training to be a point guard” quite like staring at the ground while dribbling with your coach pushing you in the chest.
During the preseason, I watched the shooting guard at the local college work out. Last season, she shot 14% from the three-point line. She did not have the shooting technique of a 14% shooter. Read the rest of this entry »
Whenever I write about trainers, trainers respond. Trainers tend to be defensive because the industry is not established fully. Many do not understand the reason or need for basketball trainers. As a basketball trainer, I see both sides of the issue. Read the rest of this entry »
On a message forum, a dad asked for a really good trainer for his son (he did not specify his age). He said only a trainer with experience working with college and pro players need apply, and he made a derogatory remark toward youth basketball trainers. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s game, almost everyone uses a basketball skill trainer of some kind. Players work with an individual coach on general skills or have a shooting coach to work on their shot or they attend a weekend clinic with a trainer to do a variety of drills. Read the rest of this entry »
I was a basketball trainer, one of the legions of former players and coaches who earn an income working privately with basketball players. To some, this is evidence of an epidemic of misplaced priorities, as young players seek additional coaching and training much like a professional athlete; however, to others it offers hope to young athletes motivated to work hard and succeed. It depends on one’s perspective. Read the rest of this entry »