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.…

Play of the Day: Duke Blue Devils Horns Handoff

Over the weekend, the Duke Blue Devils picked up a couple wins in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Coach K’s team was a little short-handed due to several injuries, and as a result, played small for most of the two games. With Grayson Allen at the 3 and Amile Jefferson at the 5, the Blue Devils found a…

VertiMax Training: Ballhandling and Ladders

We’ll often end workouts with something fun like this drill. It’s a more advanced drill, which many younger players may not be able to do. Drill: Perform any desired ladder drill along with simultaneous or alternating bounces (1 ball or 2) Load: 2 Waist Perform: 5x

VertiMax Training: Vertical Jump

If you’ve followed my posts over the past three months, you’ve probably gathered that I’m sold on the VertiMax training system. I’ve actually bought in to the point that as of today, I’ve started my own personal VertiMax training (My surgically repaired ankle is killing me!). After a discussion last week with a high school…

Athlete Training: Battle Rope Workout

Battle ropes training is a great way to combine cardio and strength training into a single workout. We’ll often end a shoulder weightlifting session with ropes to target different areas of the shoulder muscles that aren’t typically hit during regular exercises. By adding a a Bosu ball, we can also build core and ankle strength in the…