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Basketball Strength Training Abroad—from Personal Experience

January 1, 2015

Article

Traveling overseas to administer a strength and conditioning program can be an immensely beneficial experience for both the coach and the athlete. It can help build a strong rapport, which can ultimately build more trust and adherence to the training program.

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How to Develop Power—A Look into the Preparation of a 2015 NBA 2nd Round Draft Pick

January 1, 2014

Article

This article describes a five-week training program that was used to prepare an athlete for the NBA Combine.

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Lessons Learned as a National Basketball Association Strength and Conditioning Coach

July 1, 2016

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It is important in a coach’s journey to be motivated to find solutions instead of just unimportant problems. Steve Hess shares some of the lessons he has learned in his 21 years with the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 70: Stuart Hart

Podcast

Stuart Hart, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for women’s basketball at the University of Nebraska, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about his journey from high school athlete to personal trainer to volunteer coach to full-time college strength and conditioning coach. Topics under discussion include a day in the life at the University of Nebraska, building relationships throughout the entire athletic staff, and the value of going to conferences for both educational and networking reasons. Find Stuart on Twitter: @No_DaysOff06 or Instagram: @strength_byhart

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Twelve-Station Agility Circuit

April 23, 2021

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This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness explains a twelve-station agility circuit for basketball athletes.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 23: Gary Boros

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Gary Boros, Assistant Sport Performance Coach at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about being flexible in your programming and with your staff, not always grinding your athletes into the ground, and the need to learn from others.

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Assessing Agility Using the T Test, 5-10-5 Shuttle, and Illinois Test

May 1, 2017

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Before implementing an agility training program, baseline measures of change of direction ability should be assessed. This article presents norms for three tests that can be used to assess change of direction ability.

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Navigating the Schedule of an NBA Season—Coaching Perspective

January 1, 2014

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The variables of an NBA season constantly change, which requires strength and conditioning coaches to adjust accordingly. The success of a program is often influenced by the coach’s ability to combine strength and conditioning principles with common sense and the ability to adjust to the schedule.

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Case Study: 3 Smart Questions Every Concerned Parent of a Teen Athlete Should Ask

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The proper age-specific program may improve your teenager’s sports performance and reduce their risk of injuries.

How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

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