Chris Chase on Establishing Standards and Improving Performance in Basketball


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With a truly pragmatic approach to training, Chris Chase emphasizes establishing standards in his programs.

KPIs, he notes, provides a framework that helps players get to where they need to be.

Perhaps this is wisdom drawn from experience; after all, Chris has coached at every level there is.

He has served as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Southern California and, in 2015, was named the Atlanta Hawks’ Performance Coach.

Chris is currently an NBA Strength & Conditioning Coach and enters his third season serving as the Memphis Grizzlies’ Director of Performance.

Chris joins me today to discuss the value of establishing standards, KPIs, and putting them to practice.

He explains how quantifying information can help training and programming become more efficient and discusses the importance of using machines and isolation exercises.

He also shares how he incorporates flywheels in training and how he monitors the demands of basketball in-game and uses his research to impact players’ training in the weight room.

Establishing standards, KPIs, and key results provides a framework when setting goals with players and objectifying where they need to be. – Chris Chase

This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • Training in the time of COVID and adjusting to a new normal
  • The power of establishing standards and how to put them into practice
  • The role machines play in Chris’ programming for basketball players
  • The importance of machines and isolation exercises
  • Expanding standards into as many elements of a training program as possible
  • How quantifying and objectifying information can make your programs more actionable and efficient
  • Monitoring the demands of basketball and how that data translates in the weight room
  • Consolidating stressors, global stress, and why teams need to be in the same rhythm
  • Mimicking basketball training and programming in the weight room
  • The pros and cons of flywheel training, why Chris uses it, and how to implement it

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