52-week Basketball Training

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Human Kinetics, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 207 pages

Designed for both male and female players, this book helps athletes develop the strength to set screens and convert three-point plays, the speed to run the court and get into position, the balance to change direction on a drive, the quickness to get loose balls and blow by a defender for easy baskets, and the explosive jumping power to block shots and grab rebounds.

Chip Sigmon, athletic trainer for The Epicenter for Sports Performance Facility, a division of OrthoCarolina Medical Group, and former head strength and conditioning coach for the Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Sting, provides everything that coaches and players need to get that competitive edge and keep it year-round as they learn to

-develop fitness in the off-season,

-improve speed and power in the preseason,

-maintain a high level of conditioning through the regular season, and

-perform at peak abilities in postseason competition.

52-Week Basketball Training presents daily workouts for optimal training throughout the year so that players can withstand the rigors of the sport. Thorough explanations and detailed illustrations provide clear instruction on how to perform each of the 192 drills and exercises.

By following Sigmon's year-round training program, players will become stronger, more dominant, and more confident on the court.


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About the author (2003)

Chip Sigmonis the athletic trainer for The Epicenter for Sports Performance Facility, a division of OrthoCarolina Medical Group. He was the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, and he served the Charlotte Hornets as their strength and conditioning coach from 1994 to 2001 prior to their departure to New Orleans.

Sigmon has worked with such notable athletes as Alonzo Mourning, Baron Davis, Hersey Hawkins, and Dawn Staley. As an assistant strength coach at the University of North Carolina (1982 to 1983), he worked with Tar Heel and NBA greats Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He was the head strength coach at Appalachian State University from 1984 to 1989.

A graduate of Appalachian State University, Sigmon is a former competitive body builder and an NSCA-certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. He has written articles for a national basketball newsletter and for the NSCA, and he was a contributing author to NBA Power Conditioning. Sigmon is also a sought-after motivational speaker and is on the State Speakers list for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

When not busy training athletes, speaking at conventions, or writing, Sigmon enjoys working in the yard, reading, and spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters at their home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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