Come give Stout some advice
Coming into sophomore year and looking at a good chance to be starting point guard and have a big role on the varsity team.
Transitioning from more of a forward type player to a guard, so I need help on a bunch of things.
First off I need advice for the weight room on what I should be focusing on. My upper body strength is just not really there even though I can bench a decent amount and work on it a lot. I got very strong legs but I don't got too much bounce so lifts or exercise for that helps. Also I need some though conditioning things. Mostly I have just been doing sprints/suicides and running like 2 miles.
For basketball I definitely need to improve my handle so I'm more comfortable with someone on my ass all game. Especially the weak hand, need a lot of work on that for ball handling and finishing. Pretty good finisher but footwork and finishing drills will still help. Great shooter for the most part except if I get in my own head but I'm working on that. I need help with my shot creation though. Need more moves for 1 on 1 situations or for the fast break. I'm a great defender but might need a little help on it because I'll be going from guarding bigger guys to guards. So any drills help.
Any drills or advice that you think will help me, just drop it below. Be honest with me and give me really tough drills. I'm practicing all summer all day. I'm a skilled player so give stuff that'll help me.
Just wrote this up real quick so I might've missed something, but anything helps.
Definitely work on flexibility and core strength above all: lower back, abs, hips, etc. Do weighted lunges, box jumps, planks. Stick to cardio where you alternate between 90% effort (sprint) and 50% effort (jog). It most mimics the flow of a game.
My son is a competitive soccer player. His coach says the only weak spot he has is his core strength and conditioning. I’m following this same regimen for him. Good luck!
Working out isnt the only thing you should be doing I know people who work out hard and eat like shit eating the proper food and drinking alot of water and sleep is essential whenever i had my football season i didnt eat fast food at all i mostly ate pasta and focused on my condition
In the offseason i spent a couple weeks on condition first then another set of weeks i start doing drills
@errolzzz don't worry, i eat well
thanks for the advice
@jase yeah core strength is important, i should probably start adding more stuff to build it up
@stoutbaker For lifting, I’d encourage you to add deadlifts once you can master the form. Consult a trainer or watch experts on YouTube. It’s the absolute best strength builder for the hamstrings, shoulders, abs and back.
Practice dribbling with your off hand with a tennis ball. Then practice dribbling with 2 basketballs, one for each hand. I coach youth bball and the No. 1 issue most kids have is they can’t dribble with the non-dominant hand.
@jase yeah, i can dribble with my off hand, just not confident and not where i would want to be
used to deadlift, but once i got weights at home, i couldn't do it anymore cause i got wood floor and metal plates