How We Help Basketball Trainers

If you are currently a basketball trainer or would like to become one we have many resources to help you in the career of basketball training.  One of the keys to being a good basketball trainer and suceeding in the business is being knowledgeable.  Here at HoopsKing we have worked with some of the best basketball trainers in the world:

  • Ganon Baker - Known all over the world and in business for 20+ Years
  • Jay Hernandez - Currently with the Charlotte Bobcats as an Assistant Coach
  • Jason Otter - Famous for his Point Guard Elite Camps
  • Dorian Lee - Atlanta, GA based trainer who has worked with Pros, College, & High School Stars

The basketball trainers above have been very successful and we would suggest you start by looking at the materials we have available from them.  It's not just about the drills they do but how they teach, the enthusiasm they have, the incredible skill they possess, and their passion for basketball.  Being a great basketball trainer is a lot more than just doing some fancy looking drills.

Videos for Basketball Trainers

Now of course you should checkout all of the videos we have for the trainers above first.  But we also rent instructional basketball DVDs through the mail so you can learn from all the top coaches in the game.  We have over 900 DVD titles for rent which if you study you will master each segment of the game you are focusing on.  You will see different teaching methods from coaches.  This is key to being a great trainer and being able to reach various players.  Not all students learn the same.  Some get it from being told and others get it from being shown and by watching various coaches teach the same subject it will give you new ideas and help develop your style and help you reach any player.

Training Equipment for Basketball Trainers

Be sure to checkout our great selection of Basketball Training Equipment that you can use with your clients to improve their game.  Our basketball training pads are used by NBA teams on down to high schools to introduce contact to players so they learn how to play vs. contact instead of melting vs. pressure.

 We can help you become a Basketball Trainer so let us know if you have any questions.



Toughness Training Pad - dribble Toughness Training Pad
HoopsKing HoopsKing Basketball Toughness Training Pad $69.99
The HoopsKing Toughness Training Pad is a light weight pad worn on the forearm that allows coaches, trainers, and players to easily add contact to drills.  Unlike big, blocky pads, this basketball training equipment is light enough to run up and down the court with.  Use the pad in the following ways and more: Finishing Moves -  contact at the rim Dribbling - body up and get into dribblers and bump them. Shooting - easily remove the pad from your forearm and hold it up to make shooters work on shooting over longer and taller defenders. Rebounding - use the pad in rebounding drills to force the rebounder to be strong with the ball and land on balance. and More! - any drill you want to add contact to this is the pefect pad to use.  Gives you all the contact of big bulky pads but smaller and lighter. What the Boss Says Chris Hungerford CEO   I have used the Toughness Training pad for many years. As a coach you can quickly find out who can handle contact and who can't.  The majority of kids I've coached don't like contact.  I used the pad during layups and just tap the kids with the pad to get them used to being hit and putting their focus on making the layup instead of the contact. The goal of using this pad is to get players used to contact so that it doesn't bother them in games. They will also learn to lower their center of gravity and become more explosive because when someone is pushing on you you can't stand up.  There was a funny instance when I was using the pad with a player who had not practice vs. contact before and the first time I bumped her with the pad she went down.  We both laughed but after that she didn't go down again.  She learned quickly to get lower and be on balance. Here is how I have used the Toughness Training Pad over the years: Stationary Dribbling - Pushing on kids to get them lower in their stance and lock in their core Full Court Dribbling - Bodying up the ball handler to get them to protect the ball Post Play - Bodying up an offensive post player to get them to really learn to get the ball down low Shooting - holding up the pad to make kids shoot over a defender and create a higher arc This pad is much better than the big blocky pads out there because you can move up and down court with this pad easily since you wear it on your forearm. You can keep one hand free.  There have been many times I've been wearing the pad and will call for the ball and demonstrate something  while still wearing the pad.  I don't have to put a pad down and then pick it back up.  I don't miss a beat when I wear the Toughness Training pad.
Off Hand Basketball Shooting Aids How to Stop Thumbing the Basketball
HoopsKing Perfect Jump Shot Strap (Off Hand) $16.99
How to Perfect Your Child's Shot, Automatically! Just Put on the Perfect Jump Shot Strap & Start Shooting...No Coaching Needed! The HoopsKing Perfect Jump Shot Strap is the Off Hand Basketball Shooting Aid for every basketball player who wants to have proper mechanics and start making more shots. Here's the big obstacle you face with learning to shoot the basketball correctly. It's the amount of time it takes to correct bad habits. To break bad habits such as thumbing the basketball with your off hand takes thousands and thousands of repetitions and hundreds if not thousands of hours to break. But that's not the end of your problems with shooting the basketball without thumbing the ball. What makes this even worse is the fact that most players will go right back to those bad habits of using the off hand in games and practices! Which means you won't become as great of a shooter as you can be and those bad habits will stick with you your entire career. And, worst of all, many parents & coaches think that players will get better as they get older. Shooting the basketball is a skill that needs to be practiced over and over and just growing and getting stronger will not eliminate bad habits. All this can make trying to develop a true one handed release on your shot with perfect rotation a nightmare! But luckily for you, there's now a solution! So, if you're a basketball player and who really wants to have proper mechanics, stop shooting with interference from your off hand, the “HoopsKing Perfect Jump Shot Strap" to stop off or guide hand interference is the answer you've been looking for! Stop Thumbing the Basketball instantly - Buy Now! Why does EVERY player need The PERFECT JUMP SHOT SHOOTING STRAP? Picture #1 - A universal problem for EVERY player is using the off or guide hand - usually the thumb - to help provide force for the shot. The problem is most evident during long distance shots.This habit is the #1 cause of left/right misses. To make matters worse, it often goes undetected because the movement happens so fast. But if you watch a player hold their follow through and focus on their off or guide hand you'll probably see the thumb pointed foward instead of backward. This tells you that the player is using their off hand to shoot the basketball and interfering in the shot. Picture #2 - The PERFECT JUMP SHOT SHOOTING STRAP stops ALL thumbing and ALL interference by the "guide-hand" quickly and easily in two weeks or less. It's tough design forces the athlete to shoot a one-hand shot.  Watch for players that have their off or guide hand thumb point back towards them. These players have a true one handed release and are not using their off or guide hand in their shot. To develop proper form, simply shoot 30 minutes a day for two weeks and your form improves AUTOMATICALLY - like magic! It is so effective for improving accuracy and form, even the Pros are using it. How It Works:The PERFECT JUMP SHOT SHOOTING STRAP attaches to the non-shooting arm and hand and prevents it from delivering force for the shot. When this happens, the shooting arm and hand IMMEDIATELY begin to improve technique - almost like magic. The non-shooting arm/hand is automatically re-trained to do its job - help catch and stabilize the ball during the shot. See What Others Are Saying...
P.R.O. Basketball Resistance Band - side - product up close P.R.O. Basketball Resistance Band - side - child & adult
HoopsKing P.R.O. Bands (Progressive Resistance Overload) | 41 Inch Loop Bands from $14.99
How to Get Stronger, Faster, Quicker, & Jump Higher with the Most Versatile Basketball Training Tool...Like the Pros Use! Build More Explosiveness on the Court with P.R.O. Resistance Bands! Dear Baller, Are you a basketball player or know a basketball player that would like to increase their athleticism quickly? Do you hope to play high school or college basketball but need to jump higher, get stronger, and become quicker? Or maybe you need more strength to finish around the basket and stop getting pushed around under the basket on rebounds? If any of these situations sound familiar then listen carefully to what I'm about to tell you. Hi, my name is Coach Chris and here's the TRUTH you need to know about the importance of athleticism in basketball! Players that run faster, jump higher, have a quick first step, and can move laterally quickly have a big advantage over other players! No matter how skilled you are, athleticism will be very important in how high of a level of basketball you play. Skills being equal the more athletic player ALWAYS wins. NBA Players Using Resistance Bands like the P.R.O. Bands... Here's Your Big Problem In fact, here's the biggest problem you face right now. It's time. I'm sure you thinking I don't have time to do "more", I am already so busy... and I get it. Everyone is busy running from game to game, practice to practice! So how can you jump higher, get to the hoop quicker, and get stronger without doing extra workouts? I'd like to introduce you to P.R.O. (Progressive Resistance Overload) Resistance Bands help you jump higher, get a stronger lower and upper body, and build explosiveness without doing a bunch of additional workouts. P.R.O. Bands are the most versatile training tool a basketball player can have to Jump Higher, Get to the Basket Quicker, Lockdown Opponents on Defense, and Improve overall Athleticism. Used by the Pros, these bands are a great tool for unlocking explosiveness hidden away in your muscle fibers that you just need to bring out to take your game and athleticism up another level. JUMP HIGHER The P.R.O. Bands can used with our without weights to increase your vertical jump so you get those inches you need to dunk and grab more rebounds. DEVELOP STRENGTH Build Strength that will give you an advantage over other players at your level allowing you to dominate and prepare yourself for the next level by getting a stronger upper and lower body. INCREASE QUICKNESS While every player wants to dunk - quickness is the most important piece of athleticism you can have as a basketball player because you use it all the time on offense and defense. Whether you are trying to beat a defender off the dribble or you are trying not to get beat off the dribble - the quicker player will usually win. ACHIEVE ELITE ATHLETCISM All players have Fast Twitch Muscle fibers that give you your explosiveness on the court. The good thing is these can be developed through training so you can increase the amount of Fast Twitch Mucles fibers that you have! This means you haven't tapped your potential as an athlete and can greatly improve your explosiveness on the court. EASY TO USE ANYWEHRE The P.R.O. Bands are easy to take in any bag and don't require extra equipment to use. Take the bands to the court, use them in your house, outside, or wherever. Building explosive couldn't be any more convenient. WHY P.R.O. BANDS WILL WORK FOR YOU P.R.O. Bands are the Most Versatile training tool you can add to your training that will set you apart from other players. THE P.R.O. BANDS WILL HELP YOU GET TO THE BASKET QUICKER Wear the PRO Bands around your waist to add resistance to all of your dribble moves. This will do Two Big Things for your game... 1. The added resistance will force more muscle fibers to be used building more strength and speed. And since these are quick explosive moves to the basket that means fast twitch muscle fibers are being activated and developed that will make you faster and quicker to the hoop. 2. You can really lean into the bands and get lower like the Pros do. Most high school players and below play standing up and don't get low enough. Getting lower means you will naturally be quicker and faster because you'll be able to cover more ground than you will standing up. It's just simple physics and the PRO Bands will really help you lean into the move and get low. Don't Have Weights? No Problem! Don't have a set of weights sitting around the house or is the weight room often locked at your school? You can do strength training exercises to increase your vertical jump right at home. Squats, Lunges, and more are easily done anywhere with the PRO Bands. With multiple levels of resistance available the bands are a great way to increase your upper and lower body strength which will make you a better athlete and basketball player. The P.R.O. Bands are a great and safe way to introduce players as young as elementary school how to properly and safely start to lift weights. You can use the bands to do just about any weight lifting move without the fear of injury or an accident. FAST TWITCH EXPLOSION TRAINING Here's where you can blast your gains to another level. Add the bands to a barbell and you'll recruit more fast twitch muscle fibers throughout the movement. At the top of movements is when the bands kick in to their maximum resistance which means you have more resistance through the entire movement. IMPROVE FLEXIBILTY with Deeper & Fuller Stretches WHICH LEADS TO BEING MORE EXPLOSIVE Many players look over the role flexibility plays in their explosiveness on the court. The further you can move a muscle the more force you can produce. It's that simple. Increase the range of motion of your muscles through flexibility training with the P.R.O. Bands and you'll produce more force in your vertical jump, drives to the basket, and your lateral quickness. Increased flexibility will help you get lower and stay lower which will make you more explosive on the court. EVEN MORE BENEFITS OF THE P.R.O. BANDS Using the bands to build strength has the following advantages: Can be done right on the court without the need for a weight room or a bunch of equipment You can feel a greater and deeper burn in your muscles with resistance bands than you can with weights. You can't cheat with momentum when using bands like you can with weights. Resistance bands aren't hard on the joints like free weights can be. Bands are perfect for in-season strength training so you don't wear down already tired athletes. FAST RESULTS IN A SHORT TIME In as little as 10 minutes or less, you can get in strength training with the P.R.O. Basketball resistance bands right on the court. Easy to store and easy to bring out to the court. Resistance bands are also much less expensive than free weights. You can outfit your entire team with several or more bands for what you would pay for a handful of dumbbells. HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZED P.R.O. BANDS Black Band - Small Size: 41" Length x 3/4" width (10-30 lbs. resistance) Recommended for: Elementary to Junior High The small P.R.O. Bands are best for younger players but even high school students can use the small band for some of the upper body strength training exercises such as Thrusters and Push Ups. Purple Band - Medium Size: 41" Length x 1 1/4" width (30-50 lbs. resistance) Recommended for: Junior High to High School, & College female The medium P.R.O. Bands are best for Junior High and up. They offer enough resistance for just about anything you can use them for. Upper Body exercises incorporating the shoulders and chest would likely be good resistance for many college male players. Green Band - Large Size: 41" Length x 2 1/4" width (65-85 lbs. resistance) Recommended for: High School & Up The Large P.R.O. Bands are best for Explosiveness training with older athletes as they will not be able to stretch the band too far. Use the green bands for building leg strength by doing squats and more with stronger high school and up athletes. Doing upper body exercises with the large band will require a strong athlete if you are going to incorporate an exercise like Thrusters. Blue Band - X-Large Size: 41" Length x 1 3/4" width (100-150 lbs. resistance) Recommended for: College & Up The X-Large P.R.O. Bands are best for Explosiveness training with big, strong athletes as they will not be able to stretch the band too far. Use the X-Large bands for building leg strength by doing squats and more with stronger College & Pro players. Doing upper body exercises with the large band will require a very strong athlete if you are going to incorporate an exercise like Thrusters and others. The Most Versatile Basketball Training Tool to Improve Athleticism It's so easy to get a great strength building, flexibiltiy, or quickness workout with the PRO Bands as they fit easily into any bag and can be used with or without weights. Can't get to the weight room? Just pull out the PRO Bands and get your workout in right at home or wherever you are. Don't wait. Start training with the PRO Bands today so you an become faster, stronger, quicker, and jump higher and take your athleticism to another level in just a few weeks. What size resistance loop bands? Resistance loop bands come in different sizes and strengths, typically ranging from extra light to extra heavy. The size you need will depend on your fitness level, the exercises you plan to do, and your personal preferences. What size Resistance Loops do I need? The size of resistance loops you need depends on the exercises you plan to do and your personal preferences. It's recommended to start with a set of different sizes and strengths to find the ones that work best for you. What is the best length for resistance bands? The length of resistance bands can vary, but it's recommended to choose a length that allows you to perform a variety of exercises with proper form. Typically, a length of 41 inches or longer is suitable for most exercises. Are loop resistance bands better? Loop resistance bands are a popular choice for many people as they can be used for a variety of exercises and provide a constant level of tension throughout the movement. However, the best type of resistance band for you will depend on your personal preferences and the exercises you plan to do. What Our Customers Say About the P.R.O. Bands...
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Defender Extender Basketball Training Pads from HoopsKing Use the Defender Extender basketball training pads to teach players to shoot over a taller defender in basketball.
HoopsKing Defender Extender™ Basketball Training Pads $89.99 $99.99
Prepare Players to Face Longer, Taller, & more Athletic Players...Before they Get to the Next Level Teach players how to move the defense without taking a gazillion dribbles. Watch how good players in college and the pros use jabs, fakes, and straight line drives to score. The Defender Extender pads help players do this against simulated taller players so it's easy when they go against smaller players. Learn to shoot over a coach or trainer with the Defender Extender Training Pads will make it easy for you to shoot over taller players in real games. Learn exactly how much space you need to get your shot off or how high that floater has to be to become unstoppable in the paint. Simulate Practicing Against Players as Big as the Pros! Imagine if you could practice against Kevin Durant every day for a summer. How much better would you get? If you were a high schooler and worked on your offensive moves every day vs. Durant and then went back to your normal level of competition how easy would it be for you to dominate?  Practicing against someone so big and long would make your normal level easy. Introducing the Defender Extender training pads. The Defender Extender training pads allow a coach, trainer, or partner to simulate a much taller player than you would normally play against. As you move up levels in basketball, from junior high to high school, high school to college, college to the pros, your competition will get taller, longer, and more athletic. The Defender Extender training pads can simulate all 3 of these even though you don’t have Kevin Durant to practice against! With the Defender Extender training pads you will have to work that much harder to get your shot off, dribble the ball down the floor, drive to the basket, finish at the rim, make a pass, and more! The Defender Extender training pads are truly must have basketball training equipment for any team or individual serious about developing and becoming the best player they can be. Here are some great uses of the Defender Extender training pads: Dribbling – Have a partner use the Defender Extender training pads while you bring the ball down the floor. Your defender quickly has the wingspan and reach of an NBA guard. You will really learn to protect the basketball and utilize changing speeds & direction efficiently to overcome the increased reach and quickness of the defender. Offense Moves – Whether in the post or driving to the basket, playing against a taller, longer, and more athletic player will require you to outsmart the defense to beat them. Once you become inferior athletically, you must become superior mentally if you are going to compete at that level. The Defender Extender training pads are perfect for any age. Just adjust your hands on the sticks to change your wingspan. They are made of very soft material and it does not hurt to get hit with them so they are also good for contact drills. World Renowned Trainer Ganon Baker Loves the Defender Extender Pads... Help Players Score More at the Basket In driving to the basket, the Defender Extender sticks are useful in many ways. Reaching into knock the ball away Contesting the shot and the dribble. Driving at shoulder to hip level. Finishing over taller players Providing Contact Closeout Size: 27" X 6" X 6" (Pad is 16" in length and handle is 11" for a total of 27" in length) Steph Curry Training with the Defender Extender Pads! Pads appear at 6 seconds into the video. Here's What Coaches and Trainers are Saying...