December 3, 2020 at 7:20 pm #176515
Having this convo across 2 threads now, @Adrian Mills. Under normal circumstances, I would heartily agree. A good measure of my approach to the game has been chosen to fortify my weaknesses in this area. I do 95% of my conditioning training through practice design (often focusing early pre-season practices on full-court transitions drills, fatigue shooting, etc.). My concern this year is the extraordinary sedentary behaviors of the last year. Most of my boys are getting out in some way, but certainly to a far lesser degree than they would in normal life. In general, they have tight hamstrings and illiopsoas groups. I’m worried that game situations–even controlled ones–will have them tempted to overexert on physical actions more likely to cause early injury.