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S.A.Q. // HURRICANES BASKETBALL

S.A.Q stands for Strength, Agility, and Quickness.
It is vital that our kids core muscle groups are strengthened through body weight exercises & resistance bands for preventative injury measures and also for accelerated court movements, flexibility, strength, and agility. S.A.Q. makes a difference and is vital training to give our kids an edge against the competition. S.A.Q. is designed to allow athletes to reach their maximum potential. Through S.A.Q. athletes will increase in flexibility, top speed, and explosiveness. An added benefit of S.A.Q. is that athletes minimize their risk of injury by stabilizing their core muscles through added flexibility and strengthening.  S.A.Q. workouts are based on Division 1, WNBA, and NBA training programs.
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Athletes who chose to do additional skills classes are athletes that stand out to us! You will see a difference in your ability by enrolling in this class. These past few seasons we saw several athletes really excel due to their commitment to getting better and putting themselves in a position to be challenged and grow in their ability. As we continue to impress upon our athletes the importance of this program, I want to acknowledge all of you who have chosen to enroll in our Skills and/or S.A.Q. program. It will continue to be a vital program to your success in conjunction with what we are learning during practice! Please give these programs time. Going in and out of the program will slow down progress. Being consistent over a long period of time (especially with S.A.Q.) allows you to see the difference it can make! Excited for you to join us this season!!
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Benefits of the S.A.Q. Program:

Speed and agility training not only increases athleticism, but increases confidence in a child as well.  The result is they are more likely to enjoy participating in sports.  Participating in sports promotes an appreciation for exercise, self-esteem, and interaction in a teamwork setting.  Speed and agility training workouts improve your acceleration, deceleration, reaction time, and coordination. It is also important for improving foot speed, quickness, speed changes, and directional change.  Each of these skills enhances athletic performance.  Athleticism is the secret to consistently improving in a sport.  Building a solid foundation of athletic abilities and motor skills allows the child to develop sport specific skills in a balanced and healthy way.  Once a child establishes a foundation, they can enjoy their physical activity and progress in their sport as far as they choose to go.

More importantly, speed and agility drills increase your balance, dynamic flexibility, functional core strength, control, and reducing your risk of physical injury by improving body mechanics.   Sports injuries can be devastating.  By utilizing proven methods of stretching, strengthening and body awareness, speed and agility camps help athletes prevent injuries, especially to the knees.  Injuries result in loss of playing time.  Children will learn to avoid vulnerable positions, increase flexibility and strength, and increase body awareness and position through agility exercises.

Agility training is speed training not conditioning.  Speed training along with strength training increases the athlete’s ability to move quickly.  Agility training will help any athlete to improve their speed whether they are in track, soccer, football, baseball, or basketball.  Practicing speed and agility drills can give children an edge over their competitors. Speed and agility training drills develop essential athletic skills, reduce risks of injury and boost confidence. Even if a child is not an athlete, their overall fitness will improve when they engage in speed and agility drills.

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