Are Mobility Exercises a Part of Your Workouts?

It’s been well documented that mobility has a direct functional effect on the movements needed for strength training. For an athlete, with improved mobility comes the ability to perform exercises with efficiency and power – both of which directly impact sport performance. With all that in mind, our focus today is on pre-workout warm-ups. To…

Chris Collins Clinic Notes

A set of notes from the 2011 Duke Blue Devils Coaching Clinic. At the time, Collins was the associate head coach for Mike Krzyzewski’s team. This workout was aimed at guard skill development. Individual player strength training: Guards need core strength to help stay in a defensive stance. Don’t want perimeter players to be too bulky. Need…

Champions Today

Championships are built daily, not in one workout. Several years ago, our coaching staff chose the phrase “Champions Today” for our program’s motto. Throughout the year, people would ask what exactly “Champions Today” meant. Some figured we were placing an added emphasis on winning, while others thought it had something to do with the pursuit of a championship.…

The Importance of In-Season Strength Training

Did you know that significant muscle strength can be lost in as little as 2-4 weeks? Think about all that hard work your players put in this past off-season getting bigger, faster, and stronger. Now think about this – if your team isn’t continuing strength training during the season, players could be at their weakest come playoff time!…