Lecturer in Sport Science, Mark Williams, has worked with Professional Skills coach Gary Maitland to create a series of social media videos, promoting game-specific skills and athletic development for basketball players.
The videos are available on Basketball England's YouTube channel and have been publicised as part of the Athletic Development Programme. This is an eight-week strength and conditioning programme for players, as part of the organisation's Return To Play guidance.
Mark Williams is a Strength and Conditioning Coach for GB Basketball and Basketball England. During lockdown, he worked with professional basketball players to create Instagram Live sessions that aimed to keep young players active.
Mark commented: "I am delighted to work alongside other professional coaches to promote the well-being and development of young players. Strength and conditioning helps the body to prepare for the rigours of the sport and to reduce the risk of injury once pre-season begins. This programme will provide players with important foundations upon which basketball performance can be developed as well as contributing to lifelong physical literacy."