4 Agility a What is Agility i The ability to move and change direction and

4 agility a what is agility i the ability to move and

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4. Agility a. What is Agility? i. The ability to move and change direction and position of the body quickly and effectively while under control b. Why is it Important? i. Perhaps one of the most important technical skills listed, agility plays a vital role in the game of basketball. Players of all positions must be able to move and position their bodies quickly and efficiently in order to be successful c. How will I coach/teach this? i. Through a variety of agility drills, our players will become adept at moving their bodies in a controlled manner ii. Drills will be focused on improving several agility skills, including, but not limited to: 1. Change of Direction skills
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16 a. - _VnE513o 2. Vertical jumping skills 3. Acceleration and deceleration abilities a. ? v=N4ODVFqUq5c iii. The strength and power skills we develop in the weight room will transfer into these agility drills because our athletes will use these skills (strength/power) to quickly decelerate (slow down) and accelerate (speed up) time and time again. 5. Conditioning a. What is Conditioning? i. Improving the body’s aerobic and/or anaerobic capacities through training that strains these capacities 1. Aerobic – bouts of exercise that last over a lengthy period of time 2. Anaerobic – bouts of exercise that last over a short period of time; typically, are quick and forceful bursts of activity b. Why is it Important? i. Probably just as important as agility, conditioning is vital to a player and team’s success. ii. Conditioning is what allows the players to perform at a high level throughout the duration of a workout, practice, and game. c. How will I coach/teach this? i. Through a mix of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning workouts, I will train our
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17 players to be able to withstand the conditioning demands of a basketball practice and game. ii. Basketball is a long game (two 20-minute halves in men’s college basketball) that is full of short, powerful bursts of activity. iii. Therefore, it is imperative that I conditionally train our athletes in that manner. Conditioning may be worked into speed and agility workouts or may be a workout of its own. However, it is imperative that I have our athletes in the best shape possible. SECTION 2: TACTICAL SKILLS 1. Triple Extension a. What is Triple Extension? i. When the hip, knee, and ankle joints are all fully extended 1. Typically seen in jumps and in running b. Why is it effective/important to succeed? i. Jumping can be seen all throughout the game of basketball. Jumping for rebounds, jumping to shoot, and jumping to contest shots are all examples of how basketball players will jump. Triple Extension is the biomechanical term for what the lower limps do during a jump. So, if we can coach/teach this movement and teach it well, it will allow our players to become that much better.
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