Introduction: Embracing Height in High-Performance
In the dynamic world of professional sports, where every inch matters, NBL High-Performance Insights take center stage. High-Performance Managers play a pivotal role in shaping the success of athletes, and Alex Moore, at the helm of the Illawarra Hawks in the NBL, offers a unique perspective on tailoring exercise programs for 7-foot athletes—a journey marked by challenges and innovation. NBL High-Performance Insights guide Alex’s approach as he navigates the intricacies of optimizing performance in the competitive realm of basketball.
Alex Moore, a seasoned professional with almost 20 years of experience in elite sport, is the esteemed High-Performance Manager of the Illawarra Hawks in the NBL. His extensive background encompasses expertise in both strength and conditioning training and exercise physiology. Before joining the Hawks, Alex held prominent positions such as the Head Strength and Power Coach of the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Brisbane Lions. Furthermore, he contributed his skills and knowledge across borders, serving as the High-Performance Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at the US Ski Team. Throughout his career, NBL High-Performance Insights have been instrumental in shaping Alex’s innovative and effective strategies for athlete development.
Highlights of the episode:
- Applying the Australian model to programming workouts for 7-foot basketball players
- Common processes for getting a full-time contract in elite sport
- How Alex manages his schedule that can have 7 games in 10 days in 6 different cities
- The common trend most world-class athletes have
- Important skills for S&Cs or physios in rehab roles for long-term injury
- Lachlan Penfold
- Aaron Murphy
- Troy Flannigan
- Jonas Segal
- Bill Knowles
- Majak Daw
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Jack McLean is the founder of Prepare Like a Pro. He loves coaching people so that they can reach their personal/professional goals and become the best that they can possibly be. He is currently the Strength & Rehab Coach of Melbourne Football Club and has worked as Strength & Conditioning Coach at Hawthorn Football Club. Jack is a Level 3 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association and Professional Coach and a Level 1 Australian Weightlifting Federation Coach.