Why You Should Listen?
It’s October, and if the Lakers hire Dr. Frankenstein to build them the “Ultimate Basketball Athlete”, his first call for knowledge will be to Alan Stein. Alan’s been “In the Lab” with KD, Victor Oladipo, and other NBA players and the results have been, well, quite frightening.
The secrets of Stronger Team’s Mad Genius are all revealed in this episode. How to put muscle on stick thin players, the secret to jumping higher, sprinting faster and being at your strongest when everyone else is at their weakest and much more.
Basketball is an extremely dynamic sport that involves movements in multiple planes of motion. Due to numerous physical demands that come with the sport, it makes sports performance training a vital component to integrate into a basketball training program.
Alan Stein is the owner of Stronger Team and the strength & conditioning coach for the nationally renowned, Nike elite DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program. Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience to his training arsenal from over a decade of extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players.
Alan’s passion, enthusiasm, and innovative training techniques make him one of the world’s leading experts on productive training for basketball players. He is a performance consultant for Nike Basketball as well as the head conditioning coach for the annual Jordan Brand Classic, the CP3 Elite Guard Camp and the Nike Basketball Summer Skills Academies. Alan is the founder of the Stronger Team and is a co-host of the Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast.
Enjoy this episode of The Jim Huber Show!
What You will Hear In This Podcast
- 0:10- Introduction of Alan Stein
- 0:36- The reason Coach Jim needs to implement Alan’s system
- 2:08- Are Jump Programs a Scam
- 3:50- Ways to Maximize the Sports Performance Side in the Preseason
- 5:51- Suggestions on how to Combine Sports Performance with Skill Development in Practices and Workouts
- 7:50- Balancing Skill Development vs Playing Games
- 9:22-Importance of Educating Coaches at the Youth Level
- 10:42- Kevin Durant’s Changes that Helped him Gain 20 Pounds his Senior Year in High School
- 12:07- Strategic ways to Increase Caloric Intake that Kids would Enjoy
- 14:21- How Should Supplements be Added into Your Training Program
- 15:40- Are Flexibility and Mobility Important for an Athlete to Compete at a High Level
- 17:08- The Importance of Dynamic Warmups to get an Athlete into a Peak Performance State
- 18:52- Should a Coach Implement a Cool Down and Post Stretch at the End of Practice
- 20:28- The Confusion Between Weight Training and Strength Training
- 22:22- The Value of Continuing Strength Training During the Season
- 24:02- Is it Beneficial for Kids to Specialize in a Particular Sport Year Round
- 27:09- Will Alan let His Son’s Play Football with Today’s Safety Concerns
- 29:22- The Importance of Learning Proper Movements and Correcting Imbalances
- 31:10- How Less Can be More in Coaching
- 32:46- The Trifecta with Alan Stein
- Movie – The Original Dumb and Dumber
- Book – Leading with the Heart by Coach K’s Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business and Life
- Best Piece of Advice- “Find Your Purpose and Calling in Life” You do that by finding out what you are most passionate about in life and what you are naturally gifted at doing. Then find a place that these two things intersect and it will usually be your purpose and calling.
Stronger Team Resources: http://www.strongerteam.com/
Find Information on Hardwood Hustle Podcast: http://hardwoodhustle.com/
I’d love to know your thoughts after you check out the interview. What resonated? What did you learn?
Remember: “Let’s Make The World Better Through Sports”
With Sincere Gratitude,
Jim Huber and Troy Slavin