Training With Coach Basciano

COACH MIKE BASCIANO keeping a close eye on the athletes he trains.

Recently I had the chance to see the type of training Coach Basciano provides for high school and college athletes. *This was a REAL training session I attended.  Not a session for the purpose of taking photographs. I had to move the hell out of the way to keep up with these guys.  

The most important aspect of movement mechanic training is to get the athlete to move involuntarily, this creates the most efficient movement in sport with the lowest risk of injuries. I train athletes to increase their athletic performance in all areas of movement; linear, lateral and multi direction.
— Mike Basciano
"In these photos you will see 4 athletes who are mid way through the summer using the sled (resistance) and 1 athlete who has been training since the spring using assistance. Even in a group setting individual needs are met." -Mike Basciano

"In these photos you will see 4 athletes who are mid way through the summer using the sled (resistance) and 1 athlete who has been training since the spring using assistance. Even in a group setting individual needs are met." -Mike Basciano

"The drills that I have the athlete(s) perform are NOT sport specific, more so designed to get the athlete to move in the most efficient way possible.  This way when they have to perform a sport specific drill with their team/coach in practice their bodies are prepped to move the fastest and safest way. Each aspect of movement is broken down into walking, marching and wall drills until the athlete learns proper technique to perform the movement freely. Once the movement is done correctly freely, resistance is added followed by assistance. Sessions usually last around an hour consisting of movement mechanics and conditioning. These athletes also weight train after field work for an hour."

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The sweating and pulling grass out of my hair was all worth the visit.  Photographing a training session is entirely different than a competition.  I had to change what I wanted to highlight and be quick to making decisions on where to be on the field.  At one point, I could have easily set the camera down to watch these guys work.  

Thank you Coach Basciano and athletes for having me!