It’s that time of the year again for young hopeful AFL draft prospects to shine. As the AFL community watches on, young talent is put through their paces for a final showing before the nerve racking events of the NAB AFL Draft. Numerous state draft combines have occurred already, with the impact of COVID-19 preventing a national draft combine from happening this year. Nonetheless, state combines have enabled draft hopefuls to impress recruiters around the country in their bid to attract as much club interest as possible.
As much as we love to go and smash ourselves with a big running session, or by throwing around a few weights in the gym (we pretend to love it anyway!), it’s equally important to look after our body through managing our workload. After all, you can’t continue to train if you’re constantly sore, fatigued or worse of all…injured. That being said, the importance of recovery in attaining your fitness goals is highly critical. Recovery essentially refers to the period directly after a training session, in the lead up to the next. It incorporates all the actions which assist in returning your body to pre-exercise levels. The effects of recovery often go underrated; however, all professional sportsman cannot speak higher of the positive impacts that a proper recovery has on performance.
There isn’t a better sight in basketball than seeing a ball racing down the court on a fast break, before the defense are caught off guard, leading to a big slam dunk! Now as good as it would be to do this, being beginners, it’d be unlikely. Instead we might take a step back for now, focusing on performing lay-ups.
Now to the most frequently occurring skill in basketball…dribbling! Whilst being a skill that can sometimes go unnoticed, it’s essential to work on, especially at the beginner level. The fact that every player on the court, no matter their position, will have moments when they are required to dribble means that it’s a fundamental skill everybody must practice. Luckily for you, we’ve got you sorted with all you need to know when beginning to dribble.
The most challenging NBA season to date has recently come to completion in the form of the Los Angeles Lakers securing their 17th NBA championship after taking down the Miami Heat. Despite the interruptions of COVID-19, the NBA community united to share their game loved by millions of fans around the world, all from the surroundings of the Orlando ‘Bubble’. With the interest and fan base generated from all over the world, basketball is clearly one of the world’s most popular sports…and it’s easy to see why. A fast-paced intense sport, requiring athleticism, hand-eye coordination and decision-making prowess – it has it all! This fascination of basketball is being seen closer to home in Australia, and more specifically with the Geelong community. Here at SportsPower Geelong our basketball range has proven to be quite popular of recent times. From our range of NBA team caps to our variety of Nike Basketball shoes, we have you sorted. Furthermore, our selection of Spalding and Molten basketballs will get you bouncing down to the local court in no time! Clearly we aren’t all experts when it comes to the sport of basketball, yet at SportsPower Geelong we would like to do our best to give our tips and tricks to improve your game on the court, covering a number of different areas of your game. Read along to be sorted with the tools to lift your game from beginner levels!
Whilst most of us have goals and plans of balancing our work, friends and family with a healthy lifestyle, sometimes it can be hard to fit it all in, causing exercise to be left out. However, this can all be changed with a simple change in exercising routine. Performing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions can provide numerous health benefits, whilst not impacting on time constraints at all. Here at SportsPower Geelong, we’ve got you sorted with the time effective, yet beneficial session for you. Better yet, you’ll be able to perform such as a session from the confines of your own home or backyard! However, before we get into it, let’s look at what this HIIT fuss is all about!
When it comes to putting bums on seats at the footy, the Prince of Punt Road may be the best at it in the game currently. With his trademark fend off and haircut, both known as the “Dusty”, Dustin Martin has the world of the AFL at his feet. His ability to play his best footy when it matters most has spectators in awe, with numerous past players and coaches posing the thought that Martin may be the best big game player ever, highlighted by his multiple Norm Smith medals. Despite his laid back and media shy personality, Dustin is a superstar of the competition, perhaps being the most marketable player of the competition.
When you’re the son of Gary Ablett Senior, arguably the greatest to have played the game of AFL, you’d expect to be carrying some added pressure. That’s exactly the case for his son Gary. Yet despite the extraordinary expectations placed upon him, he somehow managed to surpass them, providing his case to hold the title of the GOAT (Greatest of all time).