Welcome to Episode 030: How To Become A NBA Skills Trainer w/ Jordan Lawley. If you want to listen to the greatest minds in basketball talk about sports nutrition, strength & conditioning and leadership, you’ve come to the right place!
Today’s podcast is an interview with NBA Skill Trainer, Jordan Lawley. He’s was a four-year starter at UC San Diego, where he lead his team to their first ever NCAA tournament berth while becoming UC’s all-time scoring leader, making the most field goals, free throws, and highest field goal percentage in school history.
Upon finishing his collegiate career, averaging 21ppg and being named an NCAA All-American and Daktronics West Coast Player of the Year, Jordan played professional basketball in Mexico (16ppg) and New Zealand (18ppg), and was selected by Nike in 2014 as one of the top 16 players in the world to play in Barcelona, Spain for the Nike Summer is Serious II game.
Now, as a professional skills trainer, he has found his stride with a training technique that is unrivaled in the industry. He has travelled all over the U.S. to work with and train countless pros in the NBA, overseas (FIBA), WNBA, and thousands of Middle School and High School hoopers all around the world teaching them the efficient and effective ways to take their game to the next level!
We sat down and discussed skill & performance training for basketball. Check out this week’s podcast and learn the answers to these questions…
- Would Magic Johnson, John Stockton & Larry Bird be All-Stars in today’s game?
- How does someone become a NBA skill trainer?
- Where does strength training fit in with skill training?
- What are the best drills to measure a player’s skills?