Maybe your team is not in the state championship, or NCAA Tournament, or well... playing at all right now. What should you do?
We are going to hit on the basics, but of course our biggest offseason recommendation is checking out everything offered at The Basketball Movement. The Movement provides training in every aspect of the game for every level of player.
That is the obvious answer, so we will break it down more in a bit. Here are the basics for how to use your time in the offseason.
#1 - Work on your skills
During the season, you probably work a lot on situations, plays, and team drills. During the offseason is the best time to improve as an individual. Particularly, this is a great time to work on your shot and your ball handling.
Individual ball handling can be practiced in the gym or driveway. You can work on your shot anywhere you can find a goal to achieve a quicker release or smoother stroke. Have a coach to guide you through? Even better. Where do you find such a person? I think you know.
#2 - Work on your body
For players that or old enough (consult parents, coaches, or even a doctor), the offseason is the best time to hit the weight room. You do not need to be Arnold Schwarzenegger on the court, just achieve your body's balance to be as strong as necessary.
It has been said that you cannot teach speed, but even if you have a limit, you likely have not hit it yet. Speed and agility training are very real (inquire to The Movement for details). Agility as well on conditioning are very important and there is always more time for a run during the offseason.
#3 - Refresh your mind
The offseason is also a great time to reflect on what you accomplished or consider the goals you were not able to obtain. Take note of areas where you would like to have been better, making sure you focus on those during the offseason as well as your strengths.
Also, have fun! After a long season it is important to take a little time off as well to clear your mind. Play another sport to remain active, or even rest to nurse any nagging injuries or give your body some time to relax. Then once you are ready to get back, get in touch with The Basketball Movement of course!
In case you had not noticed, a solution to a lot of these fixes has been sprinkled in a few times. At The Basketball Movement, you will find top-of-the-line equipment to help you build muscle and stay in shape. Not to mention staff dedicated to improving your agility, skills, and mind.
To become the best player you can be and make the most out of your offseason this year, make your way to the basketball mecca of the Midwest - The Basketball Movement.