In this week’s episode I am joined by Eric Schmitt who is the strength and conditioning coach from the Memphis grizzlies. Eric trains a multitude of highly athletic NBA players some of which, are former Zags. We go in depth on How Eric became a NBA strength coach and how it differs from coaching college kids. I also ask Eric the importance of plyometrics and how it can improve athleticism in basketball.

Here is a list of the questions we discussed:

  • How did you become a strength coach
  • How does coaching NBA players differ from college players
  • How do plyometrics affect athleticism and how can they be implemented
  • What age should kids start serious strength training

If you enjoyed this episode check out another NBA coach interview with Willie Cruz 


Here’s where you can find more out about Eric Schmitt

Instagram @coacheschmitt