Articles & Resources

Tour of Missouri Basketball Weight Room

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Jan 7, 2012 10:46:00 AM


Click HERE to take a tour of the Missouri Basketball Weight Room.



Topics: Basketball Related, Guest Author

Developing Athletic Talent: The Utility of Sport Science

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Dec 10, 2011 5:53:00 PM



Click HERE to watch this 20 minute presentation from the 2011 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.



Save the Date: May 19-20, 2012!! BSMPG Summer Seminar

Details coming soon!

Topics: Basketball Related, Guest Author

Welcome Back NBA & Shawn Windle from the Indiana Pacers

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Nov 28, 2011 7:13:00 AM


BSMPG is proud to announce Shawn Windle from the Indiana Pacers as a speaker at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar.  Shawn joins Jay DeMayo from the University of Richmond as our two speakers within the Basketball specific educational track.

Keynote speakers will be announced later this week so stay tuned to BSMPG for complete details!

REMEMBER: Save the Date - May 19th and 20th, 2012.


Shawn Windle


Read an interview by Shawn HERE.

Watch interview with Shawn HERE.



Watch the best of the NBA from the 2010/2011 Season.


Topics: Basketball Related, basketball conference, Shawn Windle

BSMPG Announces 2012 Summer Seminar Date!

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Nov 21, 2011 7:03:00 AM



BSMPG is proud to announce the finalized 2012 summer seminar date to our basketball community first!

Be sure to mark your calendars for May 19th and 20th, 2012.  Our basketball specific speaker set has been assembled and will be announced over the coming weeks.  The 2012 set includes the best strength coaches ranging from the Big 12 to the A-10 along with current and former NBA strength professionals.  Don't miss out on another world class basketball seminar this coming May 19th and 20th in Boston MA. 

In addition to these great basketball specific speakers, attendees will also be able to enjoy keynote speakers from around the world throughout the entire weekend.

Stay tuned over the next months for continued updates on speakers and complete conference details.


See Jay DeMayo, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Richmond speak at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar.


Jay DeMayo


University of Richmond

Jay DeMayo has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball at the University of Richmond since October 2005. His studies as a sport performance specialist combine general strength and movement training with a progressive approach to the specific through out the athlete's career. 

At the present moment, Jay is working with different specialists to design bench marks and progressions for special exercises to improve movement from the general to the specific and technique of movement to improve performance. 



Topics: Basketball Related, Jay DeMayo

Monitoring Training Load

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Nov 4, 2011 9:58:00 PM

With the start of the college basketball season less than a week a way, this article comes at a perfect time for strength coaches, athletic trainers and sport coaches who are looking to make their push deep into March.


Read this article by Aaron Coutts, Lee Wallace and Katie Slattery by clicking HERE.




Topics: Basketball Related, Guest Author

Best Of Luck This Basketball Season

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Oct 30, 2011 4:58:00 PM

Best of luck this coming basketball season from BSMPG and from all of the Everything Basketball Advisory Board Members.


To celebrate another basketball season, BSMPG brings you some of the best from our previous basketball posts!



everything basketball



Weight Gain for the Basketball Athlete by John Berardi

In-Season Basketball Training by Brijesh Patel

The Hip Hinge: The Best Exercise You're Not Teaching In Your Rehabilitation Program by Art Horne

Interview with Corrective Exercise Specialist, Bill Hartman & Training the Tall Guys by BSMPG

Interview with Stu McGill by BSMPG

20 Basic Training Tips for the Highschool Basketball Players by Ray Eady

NBA Summer League: Making an NBA Roster by Art Horne

The Beginning Of The Off-Season: The First Three Weeks by Brendon Ziegler

Topics: Basketball Related, Guest Author

Why T4TG Stuff Works by Charlie Weingroff

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Oct 22, 2011 6:21:00 PM




Click HERE to read this article by Charlie Weingroff



Topics: Basketball Related, Charlie Weingroff

How An Injury Affects Shooting by Brian McCormick

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Oct 15, 2011 12:01:00 PM


by Brian McCormick

I played in a rec-league basketball game for the first time in two years tonight. Two weeks ago, when I moved into m condo, I tweaked my back lifting my bed. When I grapple, I feel weak on my left side and am occasionally hopeless when I need to generate force on that side to try and roll or shrimp to improve my position. I can play, and I do not feel injured, but I know it’s there.

This often happens to young athletes, especially with ankle injuries. They hurt something or tweak something, but they are not hurt so bad that they cannot play. However, the injury, if left untreated, affects their performance.

When we warmed up for the game tonight, I shot three-pointers. I felt my body twisting as I shot. My body is usually pretty still as I shoot. However, I turned to the left.

There are two possible explanations in my mind: (1) I was compensating because my legs are not as strong as they used to be; or (2) the weakness through my core on my left side inhibits my ability to stabilize my body through a dynamic movement. I cannot resist the force to maintain a stabile position throughout my shot.

With ankle injuries, the same thing occurs. Players hurt their ankles, but continue to play. However, their range of motion decreases, and they favor one leg. If this goes unnoticed for long enough, this compensatory motor pattern becomes their “normal” motor pattern. Trying to return to the original motor pattern now feels awkward because the player has adapted to the pattern borne from the injury and the compensation.

In my case, I need to lift more and find ways to strengthen my back without hurting it further. I do some light core work, but grappling twice a week and demonstrating weightlifting lifts twice per week to my class prohibits a full recovery, but that’s a decision that I make.

For a player with an ankle injury, I advise players to stand on one leg and draw the alphabet in the air with the other. This is a classic rehab exercise that works in two ways: (1) it is a single-leg balance exercise and studies show that the ability to stand on one leg without any perturbations reduces one’s likelihood of injuring his or her ankle; and (2) by writing the alphabet with his or her foot, the player works through the full range of motion and breaks up any scar tissue or anything affecting the full extension or flexion of the joint.

This is one example. When a player’s skill performance changes negatively, often it could be as a compensation for something else. Before instructing more or worrying about the skill execution, we need to address the movement and reduce the injury or lingering effects of an injury to prevent a compensatory motor pattern from becoming normal.


Brian McCormick, CSCS, M.S.S.
Author: Cross Over: The New Model of Youth Basketball Development

Director of Coaching: Playmakers Basketball Development League
Clinician: 180 Shooter 


Topics: Basketball Related, Brian McCormick

The Secret by Gray Cook

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Oct 15, 2011 11:46:00 AM


Click HERE to read this article by Gray Cook.

Topics: Basketball Related, Guest Author

Barefoot Running: Hip or Hype? Webinar by Art Horne

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Oct 9, 2011 9:20:00 AM

barefoot in boston

Click HERE to view this webinar by Art Horne

Topics: Basketball Related, Art Horne