There aren’t many players who love to get down in a defensive stance and stay with an offensive player.

Over a practice or game, movements break down. Over a season, the decay accelerates. We start to see players “reach” for a spot with their lead foot, moving from distal to proximal when trying to stay with an offensive player. The defender becomes off balance, vulnerable, and won’t be able to change direction as quickly.

To ensure our strength and positioning throughout the season, we work with our athletes to maintain movement strategies — focussing on moving through the middle without reaching and overextending. This translates onto the court by staying low and ready to react to what the defence brings.