Basketball Drills: Off Season Training Tips

Basketball Drills: Off Season Training Tips
The season is coming to an end, and priorities change. Exercising and training stop being your priority to leave the spot to friends, family, and leisure. This might sound pretty good. But the reality is that months without training will take its toll on your physical state.

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Going from training 2 or 3 times a week in a moderate/high intensity to nothing is going to be a problem at the beginning of the next season.  Taking a time off is necessary for everybody, and we agree. But reducing physical activity to zero in no time is not the better option.

In this article, we’ll go through a list of tips to keep training off-season and relax at the same time.

5 Basketball Off-Season Training Tips
Offseason is the best time to get ahead of the game. Take a look at our 5 best training tips and create your own training routine for the holidays.

  1. Ask for Advice
    Your coach is always there for you no matter what. So, don’t hesitate to ask him to evaluate your season. He will have no problem if that’s for you to improve. Revise what you did well and what you need to improve so that you can work on it during the break.

He can also give you tips on how to achieve your goals and help you with building up your routine.

  1. Practice Game-Specific Moves
    Practice makes the master, they say. Practicing technic, and game-specific moves will help you improve enormously. This entails not only the move itself but flexibility, agility, speed, and power. It will also depend on in which position you play (shooting guard, small forward, power forward, point forward, albeit, and power).

You might be wondering what, exactly, specific moves should you practice, right? Well, some of the most important moves to practice are euro step, jab-step, and in-and-out dribble.


  1. Work Through All Three Planes of Motion
    There are five primary angles of motion: decline, incline, vertical, overhead and horizontal. You must work through as many angles as possible: side to side, front to back, rotating, twisting, etc.

Training this way is very easy, although it may sound Greek to you. How? Easy. Pick some traditional exercises like step-ups and lunges, and try different ranges of motion (crossover, step behind, backward, forward).

  1. Be Consistent
    Consistency is, probably, one of the hardest things to achieve for anybody. But as much as it is hard it is essential. Consistency is the basis for improvement.  How can you be consistent?   First of all, create a training schedule and stick to it. Set your goals. Decide what you want to improve and what is a priority over the rest of the things. Setting up your goals will also help you to be consistent.
  1. Take A Break!
    I know I have been telling you throughout the whole article to keep practicing not to lose skills during the offseason. But resting is as important, if not more, as training. Your body needs to recover. Your mind needs to reset. There’s no more productive player than a rested one.

    Perseverance is the key to success. So, follow these tips and you’ll be the king of the court next season.

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