Do you play basketball or do you coach a basketball team?
One of the most important concerns when training for basketball as a serious athlete in injury prevention. A serious injury could put you or your players out of the game for months, costing crucial time for improvement. This is especially detrimental to young athletes who must keep their confidence and have a finite amount of time to train before they can be drafted to major leagues.
Basketball is one of the most dangerous sports when it comes to leg injuries because it is played with minimal equipment on an unforgiving court. There are constant changes in direction, and constant collisions.
The collisions are not as serious as some sports, however, such as hockey and American football, so joint strength training and flexibility training can go a long way to to prevent most basketball injuries.
The ACL tear is one of the most common basketball injuries. Watch this video to find out how to stabilize the knee joint and prepare it for the strain of play and practice.
The techniques and general philosophy of the injury prevention in this video can also be adapted to prevent other types of injuries.