MIND, BODY, SKILLS Team Program 

PROGRAM GOAL

Provide comprehensive basketball training including mental, physical and technical instruction for highly motivated players. Prepare young players to compete at the highest levels.

 

PROGRAM FOCUS

First, to ensure  that young student athletes have an extremely safe,  balanced and impactful development program that will allow them to reach their fullest potential in basketball.

Second, to create an elite, well coordinated basketball  program that encompasses the key facets of young basketball players development: personal, academic and athletic.

 

LONG TERM GOAL

To provide  a safe, comprehensive and universally beneficial development program that will help kids fulfill their basketball potential while teaching them skills that will positively impact them throughout their entire lives.

 

HEALTH

a. Sleep & Recovery education and monitoring.

b. Nutritional Fueling instruction and menu guidance.

c. Injury Risk Screenings  and Proactive Health Care & Athletic Development Training.

d. Breathing, High Performance Psychology & Meditation instruction.

 

NUTRITION & RECOVERY

Players will receive Nutritional Guidelines for both their training and competition schedules.

They will learn the importance of proper fueling tactics, healthy food choices and easy, convenient meal planning.

Players will also be educated on proper hydration and rest/recovery techniques.

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

 

Mind

Mind-Body Skill (MBS) Training recognizes the profound impact players mental game has on their physical game. The stronger the mind, the better the performance.

MBS will teach players basic components of High Performance Psychology to improve their skills in competitive breathing, focus meditation and court resiliency to help them become mentally tougher, better balanced and more resilient on and off the court.

 

Body

MBS focus is to build stronger, fitter players to attain the ultimate goals: 1) Enhanced Health; 2) Improved Performance and 3) Reduced Injury Risk.

Our emphasis is on building the body’s Core to develop a strong, sturdy foundation to allow for fluid, explosive athletic development to occur.

Exercises will aim to develop players’ abdominal and trunk strength, functional flexibility and dynamic power to directly improve their basketball skills.

Players will participate in bi-yearly N.B.A. Pro Combines to assess their basketball specific athletic skills, identify areas in need of improvement and measure their progress.

 

Skill

Professional Level instruction including film analysis. Emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball.

The foundation of MBS Skills Training is teaching functional Basketball footwork. Players will learn how to properly use their feet to make them better overall players while also participating in training exercises to improve their shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding and defending skills. These will be taught in a game specific manner so players will develop their skills and their basketball I.Q.s.

Health

a. Sleep & Recovery education and monitoring.

b. Nutritional Fueling instruction and menu guidance.

c. Injury Risk Screenings  and Proactive Health Care & Athletic Development Training.

d. Breathing, High Performance Psychology & Meditation instruction.

 

VIEWING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Viewing Tournaments will be a point of emphasis in the MBS Team Program.

Viewing Tournament schedule TBD.

Additional Competitions in the form of high level Scrimmages to be incorporated throughout the schedule.

 

*Details to follow soon*

Coaching staff

Members of the Saint Ignatius Basketball Coaching Staffs and Murray Athletic Development LLC.

Girl’s Program Director: Mike Mulkerrins

Boy’s Program Director: Rob Marcaletti

Director of Skill Development: Ali Thomas

Director of Operations: Sean Mulhern

Athletic Development Coordinator: John Murray

WHEN

Start Date: Monday March 18. Training days will range from 2-4 times per week, depending on the calendar and competition schedule.

 

The schedule will run throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Last day of Fall MBS Team schedule is Friday October 25, 2019.

Saint Ignatius High School Gymnasiums and Athletic Performance Center.

Additional Locations maybe used throughout the year.

Location