I teach players to jump off two feet when they expect contact at the basket. When shooting a power layup, as many refer to it, I teach players to square their shoulders to the baseline, rather than to the basket, to use the width of their bodies to protect the ball. […]
This interview is excerpted from Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 6.
Julie Eibensteiner is a physical therapist and owner of Laurus Athletic Rehab and Performance LLC, an independently-owned practice specializing in ACL rehab and prevention in competitive athletes. In addition to being an educational contributor on topics of sport injury and prevention, Eibensteiner is actively involved as a coach in both college and competitive youth soccer settings. […]
I watched at least 10 girls basketball games today, and girls should not play basketball. The movement skills of these players was so poor that the actions of basketball put nearly every player at severe risk for injury. […]
To address the improper muscle firing and gluteus weakness, I introduced a couple exercises to activate the glutes. Fire Hydrant Clamshell Hip Hike A more advanced progression from the Clamshell is to use a wall and a straight leg: I did not address any hip tightness with this player, but if tightness is an issue, Read more about Girls Basketball: Training to Correct Valgus Overload[…]