Hello! Allow me to briefly introduce myself, my name is Alysa Horn, one of Alaska's premier basketball skills trainers. You can learn more about me in the About section, but here are the important points:
This program is adjusted on an individual/team basis, thus prices may vary. Shoot me an inquiry email and I am happy to answer any questions!
Players are progressively challenged by weekly increases in volume and intensity over the course of the program (3 workouts a week to start, eventually 5 in week 6).
Week 5 is a taper week where they focus more on mobility and learning technical movements (Power Clean, Shoulder Press, Push Press, Push Jerk) all of which are broken down in video so if a coach is not around, they still have guidance recorded for them to follow.
Accountability & Accessibility
Through a separate app, Map My Fitness, coaches can track progress and if/when they complete workouts and what score they got for each. The athletes can add each other to a friends list and then compare their weights/times/notes with teammates, so if someone misses a workout or doesn’t get a “good score”, the team can hold that person accountable/encourage them.
Pre & Post Assessments
In Week 1 the athletes will be tested on:
Cardiovascular Endurance: 1.5 mile run (Monday)
Muscular Endurance: Max Push Ups, Max Time Plank Hold, Max Time Wall Sit (Wednesday)
Speed & Agility: T-Test, 3 Cone Agility (Friday)
Anaerobic Power: Medicine Ball Rips (Monday, Week 2)
They are retested on all of these in Week 6.
Pre & Post Assessments
Habit Building Worksheet
The worksheets allow them to take a bit more ownership in the process, understand their goals/team goals, and work on breaking bad habits and building good ones so they may become better athletes.
University of Alaska Anchorage: Individual & Team Camps
West Region Division II powerhouse, the University of Alaska Anchorage, puts on a phenomenal individual and team camp every June. I was very fortunate to coach here the past two years and play for UAA from 08-13. It is my second home, and I now love working with the ballers of Alaska and watching them grow as both people and players! #Mayhem
Point Hope & Point Lay, Alaska: Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) hired on the UAA coaching staff and myself to put on two camps in the rural, northern villages of Point Lay and Point Hope, Alaska. The experience was incredible on multiple levels, it opened our eyes to what life is like for the Inupiaq people (native Alaskans from the northern most region of the state). Please enjoy the videos highlighting our experience below!