This package includes the following:
Strength Training for Basketball book
- Online study guide
- Online continuing education exam
Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training for Basketball
shows you how to design resistance training programs that develop your athletes’ strength on the court—helping them to jump higher, accelerate faster, and abruptly change direction. This course will help you understand the specific physical demands of each position—point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. You will also find the following:
- 20 testing protocols for measuring and assessing athletes’ strength, reactive strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and anaerobic capacity
- 18 total body exercises with two variations
- 19 lower body exercises with three variations
- 17 upper body exercises
- 11 anatomical core exercises with five variations
- 16 sample programs for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training
Each resistance training exercise consists of a series of photos and a detailed list of primary muscles trained, beginning position and movement phases, breathing guidelines, modifications and variations, and coaching tips to guide you in selecting the right exercises for a program. You’ll also learn how to structure those programs based on the goals and length of each season and for each position.
The study guide includes learning activities, along with an answer key, to help you prepare for the course exam. Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.Learning Objectives
- Explain the importance of resistance training in sport conditioning.
- Differentiate between testing protocols and athletic assessments.
- Select appropriate exercises for individual position athletes.
- Explain safe and effective exercise technique in the performance of sport-specific strength training exercises.
- Demonstrate appropriate spotting techniques for resistance exercises.
- Discuss proper breathing techniques for individual exercises.
- Plan appropriate training programs for each of the four quarters of the year: off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason.
- Apply evidence-based approaches to enhance athletic performance.
Strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other certified professionals who supervise and train athletes for basketball.
Foreword by Patrick Ewing
Introduction by Javair Gillett and Bill Burgos
Part I. Principles of Sport-Specific Resistance Training
Chapter 1. Importance of Resistance Training
Chapter 2. Analysis of the Sport and Sport Positions
Steve Smith, Robby Sikka, and Tyler A. Bosch
Chapter 3. Testing Protocols and Athlete Assessment
Andrew Barr, Alexander Reeser, and Tania Spiteri
Chapter 4. Sport-Specific Program Design Guidelines
Katie Fowler and Amanda D. Kimball
Part II. Exercise Technique
Chapter 5. Total Body Exercise Technique
Bill Foran and Eric Foran
Chapter 6. Lower Body Exercise Technique
Chapter 7. Upper Body Exercise Technique
Bryan D. Doo
Chapter 8. Anatomical Core Exercise Technique
Part III. Program Design Guidelines and Sample Programs
Chapter 9. Postseason Programming
Joshua Bonhotal and Bryce Daub
Chapter 10. Off-Season Programming
Joshua Bonhotal and Bryce Daub
Chapter 11. Preseason Programming
Nic Higgins and Scott Thom
Chapter 12. In-Season Programming
Nic Higgins and Scott Thom
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
Javair Gillett, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, is the director of athletic performance for the Houston Rockets and has 20 years of experience working as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate and professional levels. Prior to joining the Rockets, Gillett spent 14 years with the Detroit Tigers, and he has worked with the Orlando Magic, Indiana University, and Penn State University.
Gillett is certified as a registered strength and conditioning coach (RSCC*E) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has a master’s of science degree in human movement from A.T. Still University and completed his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University, majoring in health and human performance with an emphasis in exercise science. He lettered four seasons with DePauw University’s baseball team and was given All-Conference honors two of those four years as well as All-American Honorable Mention his final season.
Gillett dedicates himself to sharing his knowledge in sports and exercise science with youth athletes, parents, and coaches. In 2017, he was named the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association’s Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. Gillett has coauthored several NSCA books, has been a speaker at numerous educational events, and has published research articles and other educational content for a variety of resources.
Bill Burgos, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, is the head strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Burgos is also an adjunct professor for Austin Peay State University, where he created an online course discussing the current trends of sport science and strength and conditioning. He has over 15 years of experience in collegiate and professional sports, including as head of strength and conditioning for the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks.
Burgos has obtained two master of science degrees. The first of these, in exercise science, was obtained from Austin Peay State University, where he also obtained his undergraduate degree in exercise science. His second MS, in human movement, was obtained from A.T. Still University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in health sciences, with an emphasis on leadership and organizational behavior and electronic medical record (EMR) modernization, from A.T. Still University. In addition, Burgos is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a registered strength and conditioning coach (RSCC). Burgos also has the functional movement screen (FMS) certification, is an EXOS performance specialist, is MWOD certified, and is certified in myokinematics by the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI).
Burgos is the immediate past president of the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association (NBSCA) and served on several committees in the NBA such as the NBA Sports Science Committee and the Junior NBA Leadership Council. Additionally, Burgos serves on the NBA Gatorade Advisory Board. Burgos resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Noemi; his two boys, Jesus and Joel; and his son-in-law and daughter, Quandre and Cynthia King. His oldest daughter, Atia, lives in Los Angeles, California.