What You Need to Know
What are the benefits of our program?
The chief benefit is general self confidence that shows up in one’s everyday life as well as on the court. This is done through achieving progress in overall fitness of the mind, body, and spirit. The person that goes through our program will leave having progressed through various levels of training and fitness and will therefore be a stronger, truer version of themselves; not only on the court, but in everyday life as well. The BFit client becomes faster, stronger, and wiser through our methods of training. He also becomes more explosive as he sees his vertical and broad jumping ability increase. His endurance sky rockets and he is able to perform tasks and bouts of work for longer durations.
The player is a more confident person who has gone through the necessary repetitions to make good form and good decisions become habit. He can now let his body act out its natural motions with the ease and effortlessness that can only be achieved through knowing oneself. He also has become comfortable with being uncomfortable and having to rise to the occasion, seeing results above and beyond his dreams.
The athlete becomes more efficient at everything from scoring, to shutting down the opposition, to making the correct decision that lead to success. He will have less mistakes, errors, and consequently turnovers. He becomes more efficient in expressing himself, both through communication and on the court as well.
He will be more resistant to injury as he will have the correct workout plan to help stave away injuries. He will also have the correct balanced plan that will put it all together for the athlete so that he does not feel overwhelmed with feeling as if he has to do it himself. The athlete will have access to trainers at all times in order to ask questions and get feedback on anything training related and even just basic life related questions.
What are the problems and issues they experience without our help? And our solutions to those problems.
One of the biggest problems our target market faces is where to start and what to start with. Few people have much training knowledge or experience, especially when speaking about younger children. Also, many have been miseducated and now need to strip away what they have learned in order to rebuild their knowledge base. We attack this issue by first doing all of the necessary assessments to find out where a person is at with their skills, strength, cardio, etc. These assessments then allow us to correctly place the participant on the correct route to success and achieving her goals.
Another major problem that potential customers face is how to set up a program that includes injury prevention. There are many high intensity programs that can be found online and they are great for the person who knows how to use them, but for the novice athlete this can lead them to injury. We provide the right amount of variation to stay away from repetitive injuries and also address muscle imbalances to help prevent injuries.
One of the biggest problems that is seen in individuals who never had any type of formal training is the lack of correct form and more importantly the lack of knowledge of correct form. It is fantastic to see so many people taking training more serious than say 10 years ago, but many of these people lack the necessary knowledge to judge themselves in respect to correct form. This creates an effective player, but one that is not the most efficient she can be. It also causes more work in the end, as she must first break all of her old habits before being re-trained on the correct movements. This transition phase can be an extremely trying time for the athlete and can cause recruiting issues if the change is made at an incorrect time.
Now the athlete gets the correction and then builds the strong, good habit through our BFit. Our trainer to participant ratio ensures everyone is consistently building the correct form in areas of fitness, such as squat form, and specific basketball skills, for example hang dribbles.
Another problem, it is difficult to match us with how many repetitions we get done in a reasonable time, or provide the adequate resistance in strength drills, or the necessary motivation to complete the large amount of work it takes to become a solid basketball player. With us, the player can be more efficient in the number of shots he takes, he gains motivation from the trainer and other participants (the trainer always has the most energy in the class), and his resistance can be cranked up or dialed back depending on what is needed, etc. To have a trainer is invaluable, to have multiple trainers put all into one is unheard of.
What are the mistakes customers make without us? And the consequences of each.
Most often customers will underestimate the amount of time and training they need to devote to themselves in order to accomplish their goals. We have the experience, knowledge, and know-how to point customers in the right direction and show them exactly how much time and effort it will take. As long as they adhere to the program they will see results. We foster this adherence by building a group atmosphere in which everyone motivates the next person.
The obvious consequences of this mistake is that the potential customer does not reach his full potential and eventually misses the cut on a team or rides the bench during the season. The other consequence is that a person does not reach their full potential and therefore settles for a division 3 school as opposed to the division 1 school. This is a major difference in the value of the education that person would be receiving and consequently the rest of their life would have very different possibilities and probabilities. For the younger player, the results of not seeing success in the game of basketball early on could cause that person to stop playing the game prematurely, even though they had a good amount of potential.
Overtraining is a major, but common mistake. Whether it is too much time spent in the weight room, never changing a strength program, or not taking recovery seriously enough, the consequences of overtraining can be severe. Fractured bones, tendinitis, torn muscles or ligaments, and the list goes on of injuries caused by overtraining. Even less severe consequences like muscle imbalances can play a serious role in the reason a person does not perform up to par in his sport, or why a person experiences discomfort.
Constant attention to the athlete must be paid in order to stay away from overtraining. Also, a well balanced program must be designed that has periodic recovery stages as well as varied types of training as to not create a repetitive use injury. This is one of the toughest things to do because by merely choosing to pursue a specific sport, predisposes the player to performing some sort of repetitive motion.
Another major mistake is not having a quality training regimen. Maybe the athlete is training a great deal of hours, but if he is not using quality drills that attack his specific needs. He is wasting valuable time. An athlete’s window of opportunity in life is extremely small and therefore it is important to get started as early as possible with the correct training drills.
What are some common myths?
All “good” shooters use good shooting form.
When I go through history and look at the top 10 shooters of all time, whether using makes or shooting percentage as the deciding stat, I do not find two shooters with a shooting form that is the same. Thus, shooting form is not the deciding factor in making shots. But, it does play a major role in building the foundation of one’s shot, and this is where BFit assists the athlete. We build a strong base that allows the shooter to be repeatable and efficient with their own unique style.
You have to be tall to play basketball.
Looking into the past and current professional athletes, I can name a number of players under or around 6 feet tall, which is considered to be short in basketball terms. These players have been successful in every way, such as: shooting (Steph Curry, dunking (Spud Webb and Nate Robinson), and winning championships (JJ Barea). There is not a required height to play or practice the game, but few have the necessary knowledge to train a shorter basketball player to be successful. BFit incorporates creative shooting and dribbling skills, while increasing athleticism to help the shorter player be effective.
White men can’t jump (athleticism) / only black people are good at basketball.
This is a common lie I hear from parents. The idea that a good basketball player comes in a specific color, race, or ethnicity is absurd. We work hard to break these lies and stereotypes by bringing people together, both in regards to our clients, but also with our staff and coaches. We use a melting pot approach for our trainings by taking the best of all parts of life, to produce the greatest results.
There’s no training for girls / girls need specific sessions.
There is a misconception that the girls game is vastly different from the boys game and that they should be training separately and differently. In extremely specific cases this is true, but for the vast majority of the game everything is the same. BFit provides drills and coaching that is not gender specific while providing modifications where needed. We mirror this with our coaches and trainers, by having a good mix of female and male coaches. This approach has only improved the training environment in the gym by adding different perspectives.