Annual Training Plan

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The athlete I am creating a training plan for is a 26 year old male basketball player named Joshua. Joshua is 6’ 2’’ and weighs 174 pounds; Joshua is a point guard for the All Marine Basketball Team, which is part of the Armed Forces Basketball League. The Armed Forces basketball league falls under the Associate organization within the USA Basketball organization. There are several tests I will use to determine where Joshua is physically, and how he can improve on his game. I will have Joshua perform the no-step vertical jump, the maximum vertical jump, the lane agility test, three quarter court sprint, bench press, and the sit-and-reach test. Lower-body power is important in basketball one test used to evaluate lower-body power is the no-step vertical jump and the maximum vertical jump. The no-step vertical jump can be performed using the vertec machine, a backboard or a wall. The maximum vertical jump uses the same equipment as the no-step vertical jump, except that the athlete is allowed to take step before jumping. Both tests are used to measure an athlete’s explosive leg power. Agility and quickness is measured using the lane agility test. The lane agility test is performed using a basketball lane, four cones, a stopwatch, and floor tape, the test is used to measure an athlete’s agility and lateral movement around the key. The three quarter court sprint is performed using the gym floor, four cones, a stopwatch, and a wall pad. The three quarter court sprint test is used to measure an athlete’s speed. The bench press test is performed using a bench press, Olympic barbells, weights, and collars. The bench press test is used to measure an athlete’s upper body strength and endurance. The sit-and-reach test is performed using a sit-and-reach test device or a yard stick taped to the floor. The sit-and-reach test measures the flexibility of an

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