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Chrissy had the rare combination of elite training expertise, endless passion for sports performance, and the ability to motivate our WNBA players to maximize their potential. Chrissy took a holistic approach to training our athletes. From strength and conditioning, to sports science and recovery, she was able to skillfully identify each athlete’s needs and customize a training plan that allowed them to perform their best at the highest level.
— Ruth Riley, TV Studio and Radio Analyst for the Miami Heat and former GM of the San Antonio Stars

INJURY PREVENTION

Injury prevention is first and foremost. An athlete must have proper movement patterns and address any weaknesses or imbalances before movements are loaded with weight. Both the large and small muscles must be primed with proper form to withstand the demands of training and sport.


BALANCE

It is imperative to have balance in basketball. The strength and stability of the ankle, core control and stability of the hips can be tied into balance.


Jumping and Landing form

Proper jumping and landing form can lead to a lower incidence of injury in sport. Throughout the course of a game, there are many instances where players take flight from the ground. Shooting, defending a shot, and jumping to catch a pass are all opportunities to jump and land with solid form.



STRENGTH

In this area, the muscles are taxed to become stronger. Strong muscles are able to handle acceleration and deceleration in sports as well as produce the force necessary to execute movement.


HAND EYE COORDINATION

Throwing and catching are two underrated skills. The ability to locate the ball with the eyes and then coordinate the hands to catch it is a skill that must be taught. Catching on the move without traveling to score, pass, or shoot is also addressed.


cutting

Cutting or changing direction helps players change their angle of attack from one way to another. This is cutting to get open, using a crossover dribble or staying in front of an offensive player on defense. All of these methods require the body to have enough strength and coordination to shift the weight from side to side, use proper footwork and change direction.



cONDITIONING

Proper running form is addressed with athletes day one. We want the most efficient form possible so as to not waste precious energy. Once the proper form is learned, athlete will be taught how to start and stop in a way that minimizes the load on their joint. A well-conditioned athlete is at lower risk for injury so drills to maintain conditioning levels will be done.


Agility

Agility ties into both the offensive and defensive sides. Athletes will learn the proper footwork of defensive slides and closeouts. They will learn how to V cut and change direction effectively.


pivoting

The pivot is essential to basketball and a part of the game most young players struggle with.