All-Conference Guard Workout by Erick Blasing
Wow, the time has flown by, high school football practices are starting and the high school summer basketball season is nearly over. Depending on the state that you live in, summer contact restrictions for high school coaches are nearly as frustrating as the recruiting regulations for the NCAA.
In Wisconsin, where I was a head coach for the past four seasons (I will be an assistant in another program this coming season) we had an official contact period of 5 days, 5 DAYS from June through July 31st. That being said, it was nearly impossible to get a lot of productive sustained work done by the high school staff as we had to rely on outside influences to coach much of our summer periods, To make this more frustrating, in neighboring states such as Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa coaches often had 20 or more days. This was increasingly frustrating since we regularly competed in our weekly summer league against teams and their full varsity staff from high schools in Minnesota and Iowa.
As it was, this forced us to rely on giving players as many resources as possible to increase their skill level on their own. During my second season, I created the Gym Rat Series and two levels – All-Conference Guard Workout & All-American Guard Workout. I hope that sharing these will help you as you prepare for the Fall workouts and maybe start to improve your summer plans for 2016.
I have included today the All-Conference Guard Workout. I designed and compiled this with the average high school player in mind. I will share the All-American workout for those over-achievers soon.
Enjoy and remember that you may be the only person able to make a positive impact in your players lives. Take advantage of this underrated opportunity to impact lives.
Assistant Coach Boy’s Basketball; May 2015-Present
Baraboo High School, Baraboo, WI
Head Coach Varsity Boy’s Basketball; July 2011-May 2015
Sparta High School; Sparta, WI
Tripled opportunities for K-3rd grade basketball players in 2013-2014
Led team to 4th & 7th most wins in program’s previous 20 seasons.
Hired as one of the youngest head coaches in the state of Wisconsin.
Varsity Assistant Girl’s Basketball; November 2009 – April 2011
La Crosse Central High School; La Crosse, WI
8th Grade Assistant Boy’s Basketball; November 2008 – December 2008
Riverside Middle School; Watertown, WI
Head Coach 5th-12th Grade Boy’s Basketball; October 2006 – March 2008
Monroe County Christian School; Tomah, WI
CAMP COACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tubby Smith Camps, University of Minnesota
University of Iowa
North Dakota State University
Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Exposure Camp
Snow Valley Iowa Basketball School
Click on the pdf link to download the All-Conference Guard Workout: