College Basketball Bodyby Brijesh Patel
The Off-Season is a critical time for developing strength, power and becoming a better athlete. Typically basketball athletes have used football off-season templates to prepare them for their upcoming seasons. This is a flawed approach as both types of athletes have a number of differences that should be reflected in their training. This video series is the ultimate resource on how to develop a strength training plan for your entire off-season specifically for basketball players that is currently used by Division I and professional basketball players. Coach B lays out his entire program from the beginning to the end and shows a number of progressions that can be used in any program:
- Learn how to warm-up properly
- Learn how to make your core training more effective
- Learn a number of mobility progressions to reduce the chance of injury
- Learn how to properly progress plyometrics to maximize their effectiveness
- Learn how to properly organize speed, conditioning and strength training to maximize results.
- Learn why the traditional squat may not be great for basketball players and which exercises to choose to develop lower body strength.
- Learn how to increase your exercise menu – there are a number of different exercises used to develop balanced functional strength, power, and reduce the chance of injury.
This video series is for any serious basketball coach, strength coach, trainer or basketball athlete looking to improve their strength for their upcoming season.
Brijesh Patel has been an innovator, leader and highly regarded coach in the health and performance field for over 20 years. His passion for improvement, growth and development has played a major role in the success and well being for hundreds of individuals.
Coach B is a sought after speaker and consultant, as well as proving to be a mentor for coaches across all sports. He currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director/Director of Athletic Performance at Quinnipiac University. Coach B has built the strength and conditioning department from scratch, instilling his philosophy and approach to creating the best overall environment. He prides himself in leading a department in which each student-athlete is given his or her own individualized program that is designed to improve movement skills, core strength, power, speed, strength, balance and flexibility.
While Coach B oversees the strength and conditioning development for all 21 varsity sports at Quinnipiac, he works primarily with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Ice Hockey teams.
Coach B's other coaching positions include the College of the Holy Cross, University of Connecticut, and with Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.
Coach B has been instrumental in developing a culture of improvement and an attitude of success, while instilling a humble work ethic in those he works with. His athletes have seen the benefit of Coach B’s teaching through all-conference recognitions, team championships, and the development into professional athletes. Coach B’s takes pride in helping everyone achieve their own personal success outside of the athletic arena. His ability to see his athletes as people first has allowed him to foster and strengthen relationships with all who he works with.
In addition to his work with athletes, Coach B has played a tremendous role in the development of young strength and conditioning coaches. He has been a mentor for them as they have grown into strong professionals in the industry. He has gained great satisfaction in seeing young coaches develop into confident and impactful members of the strength and conditioning community.
Coach B has been nominated for the National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award in 2016 and 2018.
Coach B is Level 1 & Level 2 certified through Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) and is a Level 1 Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. Patel also holds certifications from the NSCA, USA Weightlifting, the Red Cross and is also SPIN certified.
Coach B graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology in 2002 and a Master's Degree in Sport Management in 2004 from the University of Connecticut.