Jason Papalio: Basketball Core Strengthening & Balance Drills
The game of basketball requires athletes to have a strong core. As players move around the court, they are bumped, pushed, and must quickly react whether on offense or defense. All of these body movements demand excellent core strength. In this video, Jason Papalio, athletic recovery specialist and staff consultant for Manhattan College basketball, shares with you a core strength training program specific to the game of basketball.
Coach Papalio has worked with high school, college, and professional athletes preparing them for the rigors of a basketball season and postseason. He begins his presentation with an introduction and some background on the need for recover and strength strategies for your team. He explains how you can incorporate these into your practice sessions.
Balance and Core Strength Drills
Building and strengthening the core are the keys to developing the athleticism of any athlete, including basketball players. Coach Papalio demonstrates 15 different drills that develop balance and core strength. Simple balancing drills are an easy way to develop core strength. Papalio adds in the use of a basketball to make the drills even more demanding. Eventually, he incorporates dribbling and defensive drills emphasizing proper body position to develop both core strength and game skills.
Cool Down Stretches
After demonstrating the various drills, Coach Papalio concludes the session with an example of post-workout stretching routines and information about hydration and proper nutrition. Stretching should be done at the conclusion of every workout, practice, or game. Developing a post-practice routine can help speed up a player’s recovery while at the same time reducing soreness.
By incorporating core strength development with specific basketball skills, Coach Papalio gives you a strategy for keeping your players healthy and in the kind of shape that can get them through a demanding season. Learn how to implement programming utilizing proper body position, core strength, and ball skills with Coach Papalio’s ideas today!
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). Otherwise the customer is responsible for return shipping costs.
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.