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February 19, 2020 80 min

The biggest controversy in athletic development over the past several years has been the gap between skills training and sports performance training. Coaches on both sides have been battling to find a middle ground on their training philosophies for years. In particular, the biggest area of concern has been the lack of emphasis on sports performance training and recovery/load management in the world of basketball, more so on the youth level.

In this week's installment of the Coaches Corner, Julian sits down with founder of By Any Means Basketball, Coleman Ayers. Coleman conducts both basketball skills and sports performance training on a global and local scale. By Any Means Basketball shares very similar core philosophies as this podcast, embodying and revolving around detail-oriented and science-based research to produce top quality and digestible resources for coaches/hoopers worldwide.


Talking Points:

  • (6:34) Core Philosophies of By Any Means Basketball.
  • (10:15) The Importance of Film Study & how Coleman uses it  in developing a detailed skills session.
  • (23:55) Role of drills in player skill development sessions.
  • (30:00) How to select the right game plan/ drills/ specific skill work for that individual player.
  • (31:55) What to do when an experienced players who does everything right in a skill session but doesn’t seem to integrate new skills into their game? How can players, trainers, and coaches overcome this challenge?
  • (36:22) How to help an athlete tap into the Mamba mentality? Can a trainer help "move the needle" or are you born with it?
  • (44:07) What are the positive and negative trends in basketball & skills training? 
  • (53:18) What percentage of time should be spent on skills development, playing AAU/high school ball, and strength and conditioning work? 
  • Could there be a reason that you see athletes turning away from the training side of things?
  • (1:03:42) Hip internal rotation and how it  can help improve performance for the everyday hooper. 
  • (1:08:56) 3 keys for smaller guards in today's game.
  • (1:14:05) Can music aid in sports performance and skills training performance?
  • All that and WAY MORE!

    Tune in to the show that's revolutionizing the way athlete's view training and nutrition!

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