Fitness and strength play an important role in the key skills of basketball. Aside from the essential technical and co-ordination components; dribbling, ball handling and shooting, other attributes necessary for strong performance are speed, agility, endurance, flexibility and power. It’s vitally important that appropriate training, varied suitably during off season and the season itself is supported by a good nutritional plan including the correct supplementation.
Whether college basketball is your ultimate goal or the professional ranks, strength training will be a staple in your life for many years. It’s time to get ahead of the curve and make adjustments in your life and make weight lifting part of your training. With school, family, social life, other sports, basketball, sleep, etc it’s hard to find time. If you truly want to be your best and continue to chase the college basketball dream, time management and your priorities must be in check.