Today's Thought 3/16/20
Since we are all stuck at home, here is a great time to really consider the value of your "at home" workout routines. More importantly is the consistency of those things. These are some quick things you should do everyday that will add up.
Here are two great examples.
I challenge players of all levels to shoot 100 shots per day without the ball. This is a great way to work on the step, timing, balance, and form of your shot, while staying relaxed & fluid. This essentially can build up great muscle memory of the foundational aspects of your shot
This takes about 5 minutes.
100 shots per day at the end of a week =
700 shots / 35 min
100 shots per day at the end of a month=
approx 3000 shots / 2 hrs and 20 minutes
100 shots per day at the end of year =
approx 36,000 shots / in 30 hours
From a simple 5 minutes each day, you will get 30 hours and 36,000 shots without the ball at the end of the year.
I also challenge players to do at home dribbling every day for at least 5-10 minutes. This doesn't have to be "stationary". There are alot of ways to work on change of posture, direction, and speed in small spaces. The intensity, detail, posture, and essentially the "how" you do it, is important.
10 minutes per day at the end of a week =
1 hour and 10 minutes of dribbling
10 minutes per day at the end of a month=
approx 5 hours of dribbling
10 minutes per day at the end of year =
approx 60 hours of dribbling
Again, a simple manageable task, in anyone's schedule year-round, can pay off big.
Many of the players I work with hear this from and early age. Imagine if in 4th grade you decided to take on these small tasks, that would consume only 15 minutes of your day. By Grade 12 you would have dribbled for 480 hours, and shot close to 300, 000 shots without the ball. All from 15 minutes a day. This would be a great supplement to any workout routine on the court, in the backyard, or at the playground.
What a great time to start.