Visionary Basketball Group “Black Belt” Training Regime
All successful athletes who have played collegiate and professional sports have received one-on-one specialized coaching. In their career, this occurs during the early years of development. In basketball, young athletes may possess talent or passion for the game, but still require one-on-one from our coaching management team, teaching and mentoring to get to a high level of competitiveness.
There are certain athletes who have parents that were former collegiate and professional players and are able to provide this one-on-one experience. Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics, for example, provided this type of mentoring to his son Austin Rivers who attended Duke University. Most parents, however, are not former athletes yet still want the best for their son or daughter and will do whatever it takes to support the passion found in their child at an early age.
There are many elements to factor in an athlete’s ability to perform on the court. Talent, athleticism, basketball IQ, intelligence and conditioning are just a few of these components. AAU, lessons, camps/clinics are important but they do not satisfy the athletes need for personalized attention. The “Black Belt” training regime is a year-round systematic basketball player-development program built for the athlete that wants the best one-on-one specialized coaching. The knowledge and expertise for this program comes from hands-on experience from our instructors who have all played professional and collegiate basketball and who will be executing this program.
The “Black Belt” program will coincide with four seasons of basketball development and will include but is not limited to the following:
1. Weekly individualized 1 hour workouts scheduled by appointment (all 4 must be scheduled up front)
2. Task Workouts - Basketball task workouts given for self- development can be operated at Melrose facility (mentored by coaching team and the student athlete can execute these at home). The student athlete can come down to the facility but would need to be scheduled in advance so that we know what day that they would be coming, and can be prepared.
3. Basketball IQ improvement mentoring - our coaches have hands on experience with real life situations on the basketball court that will provide key creditability, guidance and support.
4. Basketball mechanics measurement (tracking at the beginning, middle and end of a season) Evaluation progression development.
5. Nutritional tips
6. Video Analysis of games (including monthly breakdown sessions) – we recommend that you record a game and send it to us. You can either put it on YouTube, send a DVD and/or some type of hard drive.
7. 1-on-1 mentoring/coaching in addition to collegiate recruiting guidance
8. Players need to provide an essay on the goals they wish to accomplish.
* This program is critical in terms of player development. In addition to doing the black belt training program, VBG recommends that the student athlete participate in other programs to become a complete player, such as skill clinics, team play, strength & conditioning and more.
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This is the ultimate path for athletes to reach their highest potential. This is the premise of the Visionary Basketball “Black Belt” Training Regime.
The “Black Belt” program will include at least six hours of dedicated, one-on-one instructor time each month. Athletes must commit to at least three months of the “Black Belt” program to reap in the benefits. Athletes and parents will sign a contract with the one-on-one instructor and black belt specialist coach. The monthly fee for this program will be $300.00.
The drills described below will help you gain confidence and agility to handle a basketball in a power dribble. This will help you run a fast break, cut through the defensive, and outmaneuver your opponents.
1. Power Crossovers - Power dribble in your right hand, and then quickly bounce the ball to your left hand. Power dribble with your left hand for a few seconds before bouncing the ball back to your right hand.
2. Dribble Blindfolded - Wrap a cloth around your head as a blindfold, or you could simply close your eyes...no peeking. Power dribble a ball for at least 60 seconds. This drill helps you enhance your tactile sense of the ball. You can enhance the drill by performing it in the center of a deserted basketball court, walking around while dribbling. To make the drill even more challenging, try power dribbling two balls, one in each hand, while being blindfolded and slowly walking around a deserted basketball court.
3. 10-5 Repeats - This drill exercises power dribbling with one hand at a time. Choose which hand your would like to practice. Power dribble for 10 seconds, then soft dribble for 5 seconds. Repeat multiple times. This exercise teaches your arm muscles how to alternate between various dribbling speeds that occur during game play.
4. Dribble Between Legs While Walking - In order to do this drill you will need a segment of floor, such as a basketball court floor, a street's sidewalk, or a wide hallway that is deserted. Power dribble while walking up and down the walkway. Power dribble the ball between your legs to practice fancy dribbling skills. To enhance the drill, perform the drill at a quicker walking pace, maybe at a light jogging pace.
5. Double Ball Power Dribbling - Power dribble two balls, one in each hand. This will increase your arm strength for dribbling and enhance your dribbling control. Since you can't look at both hands at the same time, this drill will also practice your ability to power dribble without looking at the ball.
6. Power Dribbling Sprints - This drill requires you to power dribble for an extended period of time and run back and forth on the basketball court. Stand at one end of a basketball court. Dribble to the nearest foul line, and then return to the baseline. Dribble to the middle of the court, and then return to the baseline from which you started. Dribble to the farthest foul line, and then return to the baseline from which you started. Finally, dribble the entire length of the court, and return to the baseline from which you started. This entire continuous power dribbling exercise counts as one complete cycle of the drill. Repeat multiple times to practice your dribbling, speed, and direction-changing abilities.
7. 3-Chair Dribbling - Set up 3 chairs or cones in a line, spacing each chair/cone 10 feet apart. Power dribble around the chairs/cones in different shapes, such as figure-eights, circles, or any shape. Use your imagination.
8. Dirt dribbling - This drill actually requires you to leave the basketball court and find a patch of dirt. Do a Power dribble on the dirt for 1 or 2 minutes. You will need to power dribble the ball even harder than usual in order to get the ball to bounce on the dirt. This drill is an extremely good arm workout with power dribbling.