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Basketball Rest and Recovery

COLORADO LIGHTNING’S GUIDE TO REST AND RECOVERY FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL PLAYERS Playing basketball, especially at a competitive level, places immense physical and mental demands on young athletes. As youth players strive to enhance their skills through rigorous training, the crucial role of rest and recovery is often overlooked. However, sufficient rest and recovery are vital

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Basketball Nutrition Matters

COACH TODD’S GUIDE TO FUELING YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS FOR SUCCESS As the head coach of the Colorado Lightning basketball program, I’m dedicated to helping our student athletes reach their full potential on and off the court. And I’ve learned that success in basketball requires more than just basketball skills training – nutrition plays a huge

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Elite Youth Basketball Training

COLORADO LIGHTNING’S GUIDE TO ELITE YOUTH BASKETBALL TRAINING As Coach Todd’s son Jarod dribbled the ball up the court, everything seemed to move in slow motion. He saw an opening in the defense and exploded forward, blowing past his defender with a quick crossover. As he elevated toward the rim, the excitement in the gym

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Basketball Fundamentals

MASTERING BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS: A GUIDE FOR YOUTH PLAYERS As the head coach of the Colorado Lightning youth basketball program, I’m constantly looking for ways to help our young players improve their skills on the court. After 15 years of coaching aspiring young basketball stars, I’ve learned that building a strong foundation is crucial – you

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Basketball IQ

BUILDING UP BASKETBALL IQ IN YOUTH PLAYERS As both a longtime coach and father of two aspiring young hoopers, I’m constantly searching for ways to develop the full potential of the kids I work with on and off the court. While so much emphasis gets placed on size, speed and athletic ability, one element that

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God First

GOD FIRST IN ALL WE DO At Colorado Lightning youth basketball, we firmly believe that our purpose extends far beyond the hardwood. As Ephesians 2:10 states, “For we are God’s handwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We aim to fulfill this calling by

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