The best way to benefit from basketball drills and training

I went out and spoke to my team when developing this post topic.  I wanted to get the insight of my players to see how they felt in regards to truely benefiting from our practices and training.  With the help of my team we came up with the following information to assist others in truely benefiting from performing both fun and difficult basketball drills.

To really see gains in your basketball abilities, the right basketball drills and training is critical. There are not many sports in which you need to maintain tons of high levels of energy for long periods of time. Basketball requires a lot of stamina and endurance. It is important to focus on that mere fact when you practice and train. If you lack stamina and endurance, you will not have a chance when your faced with a challenging game. Increasing your endurance and stamina has to be a goal when training for basketball. In order to build or strengthen these abilities, their are a variety of aerobic exercises that can be performed such as running or riding a bike. Even if you only play basketball during a regular season you need to continue with your aerobic exercises through the year. Performing these exercises often and regularly helps condition your body and keeps your muscle memory as well as builds upon your basketball strengths.

Besides staying in shape with just aerobics, another important part of basketball conditioning is building on your overall strength. It is important to have both upper and lower body stength if you want to be on the top of your basketball game. Both your arms and legs need to be ready for various kinds of movement in the game of basketball. If your goal is to truely improve your vertical leap, it is going to take a lot of leg stength and determination. Performing many types of weight training exercises throughout the week is essential for basketball conditioning. Weight and strength exercises help to keep your muscles healthy and less prone to injury.  These conditioning exercises also help you remain competitive on the court.

Another important and less thought about aspect is maintaining a regular schedule for your training.  By doing this you are building a habit and are more likely to practice consistently. Players that only train when they feel like it, or when they have some spare time find it difficult to build the type of regular schedule they really require to remain in great shape. It is simple to stick to your training if you are aware of what you are supposed to be doing at a specific time. You should always make it a priority to train when you have it scheduled unless you are sick. By remaining consistent with your training is almost as important as the types of basketball drills and excercies that you perform.

In closing, my team all agreed that you need to take your basketball drills and training seriously in order to excel and grow in the game of basketball. Having natural talent in basketball is great, but it will only get you so far.  It is important to work on your agility and endurance, as well as focus on weight and strength training to really improve your abilities.  Focus on your training schedule and make it a point to follow it daily to keep yourself conditioned and building your skills.