Basketball training programme.

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The sport I have chosen is basketball. Although I play other sports including football and tennis, I have played basketball for the longer duration, approximately eight years. I would like to improve my speed and stamina on the court, as I would like to be more effective during the latter part of the game when the scores are usually very close.

    I consider myself to be fairly fit because of my after school activities; these include training five times a week, two football matches and one basketball match and usually the odd game on Titchfield park.                                                                              I currently have no injuries but have suffered in the past with Achilles tendonitis; I have mild asthma but no longer have to take any medication for it.



In this exercise programme there are several safety issues that need to be considered. Firstly, if it were raining it would not be advisable to train outside, as the surface could become slippery, causing players to sustain an injury. If a player is carrying an injury or is suffering from an illness, it is also advisable not to train because it would be too strenuous and painful, and it could delay the recovery time. Any equipment used should also be checked for any defects, such as wear and tear of the balls or basketball rings, which should be securely fixed to the wall to prevent any injuries during a training session. If the apparatus hasn’t passed its safety check, it would dangerous and whoever hadn’t checked the equipment would be held liable.

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For the purpose of basketball, appropriate clothing should be worn; this consists of basketball shorts and a vest top. Basketball trainers with high ankle supports will minimise the risk of ankle injuries.

Before participating in a game of basketball, it is very important to start with a warm up, as this will also reduce the risk of any injuries due to cold muscles and joints. (See appendix 1 my training Course)

Appropriateness and purpose of exercises:

The aim that I wanted to achieve was to improve my stamina and speed. In order to ...

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