Off Season Improvement

June is the time of year basketball players should be deep into their off-season Improvement Program. Besides working on shooting, ball-handling, and post moves, a player should be working on physical development too. Rope jumping for quickness and footwork, weights for strength and stability, and agility work should be a part of a player's off-season routine too.

High school players may or may not have access to Personal Trainers, school training programs, or self-directed programs. For those looking for a guide to self-directed programs, see the "Player Development" section of this site. When looking for outside help in training, be sure to find a reputable person who knows what they are doing. Check out their credentials and seek references from past successful clients. Don't get caught up in a program that may cause injury or waste time and money.

With the modern advances in training and conditioning, there are a multitude of opportunities for athletes to improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Take advantage of this in the off-season and watch your game improve next fall.

Post Player Links

Outline from Chicago

Bank Shot

Feeding the Post

Face Up to the Basket 

Offensive Rebounding

High Post Shot Fake, Drive

Off Season Improvement

AAU Tournament


Fall Conditioning

Pump Fake

Posting Up

Best Post Move 

"Basketball can sometimes be a game of luck and if you don't have a good post player,
you could be in for some bad luck."  Coach Battenberg