Student Sports wrote about Basketball: The Old School Way in a feature in February.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
There is now a growing generation of young players in professional basketball that had personal trainers by high school. The problem Jones sees is every trainer is trying to outdo the next one in order to secure clients. He sees a movement of teaching gimmicks to outdo the next trainer and, more importantly, a move away from the fundamentals of the game.
“I see trainers using more than one ball, teaching stutter-stepping, and teaching fakes to beat defenders,” said Jones, who previously coached at Fresno City College and three high schools in California. “The game is about beating your defender in the most efficient possible manner. The game is about seeing lanes and attacking the openings. Offensive players have a huge advantage because they know where they’re going on the court and when they are going to go.”
Jones’ focus is fundamental offensive concepts. No gimmicks, no wasted time and no wasted motions. Jones has worked with NBA players and understands some players are superior athletes with great size and explosiveness. Players with a special level of athleticism will always have an excellent chance to get paid to play. That won’t change no matter how personal trainers influence the game going forward.
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