- Prepare athletes for the intense physical demands of a full game - and a full season
- Improve the agility and athletic performance of your team
- Implement exercises that will teach players to protect their bodies from injury while playing at high speeds
- Use stop-and-go drills to develop acceleration and cutting ability
with Ryan Horn, University of Tulsa Director of Athletic Performance for Men's Basketball;
and with Danny Manning, Wake Forest University Head Coach;
2017 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award ;
former University of Tulsa Head Coach; 2014 Conference USA Champions, 2014 Conference USA Coach of the Year;
distinguished member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2008); former University of Kansas Assistant Coach under Bill Self, 2x NCAA Champion (coach and player),
NABC Player of the Year; No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft; 2x NBA All Star; 1998 NBA Sixth Man of the Year; member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team (Bronze Medal)
Great basketball teams are able to sustain full effort throughout a 40-minute college game. Danny Manning, former head men's basketball coach at the University of Tulsa, works closely with Ryan Horn, Tulsa's Director of Athletic Performance, to continuously improve players' strength and agility and minimize the risk of injury. In this on-court demonstration, Horn shares a series of simple exercises that he uses to get the men's basketball team ready for each practice, game and season .
The parameters and guidelines for this workout are simple to follow and do not require extra equipment to implement. Each series focuses on ways to develop the player into a more explosive, agile athlete while also assisting them with learning injury prevention techniques.
In his presentation, Coach Horn breaks the exercises into three stages. The first stage includes preparatory drills. These drills helps the players warm up and develop fluidity in their motions. They are also the staging point for the more difficult exercises to come. The pogo hop series helps enhance players' reactive abilities. By using small hops, both laterally and forward and back, these simple movements strengthen and prepare the ankles, shins and legs for more difficult routines. These movements also strengthen the core. Added to the preparatory drills are the straight leg skips and a set of high knees.
The next stage of drills is the "combo agility" series, which help develop posture and range of motion. Players attack the set at 70 to 80 percent full effort. Slides and back pedals simulate more game-like action. This simple set of drills can be done quickly in practice, but the results will be quite meaningful to the team and players' output.
The final stage of the series is the "stop and go" drills. This high intensity set of drills prepares players for the game, and also teaches them how to prevent injuries by correctly decelerating.
This video is athletes of all skill levels. The exercise are simple to teach and can be done in an efficient amount of time. They will help any team get stronger, faster, quicker and also assist with basketball motions as well as help prevent season-ending injuries.
68 minutes. 2014.Basketball Videos