This week\u2019s guest is Wake Forest head basketball strength and conditioning coach, 瑞安·霍恩（Ryan Horn）.\u00a0 I\u2019m excited to have a basketball strength coach contribute to this series, especially since so many coaches and athletes that are a part of the Just Fly Sports community are into basketball. Ryan has an unbelievable amount of experience with all the modern tech tools available to the modern strength coach, but more importantly, has a perspective 上 all of it that goes well beyond his years in the field. It\u2019s easy to find yourself 上 上 e side or the other, in regards to technology in sport, saying that it is either the absolute solution to the needs of the sports performance field, or that it is an intuition robbing, \u201ckeep up with the Joneses\u201d field that universities and top professional institutions feel they must have to be current and modern. Ryan\u2019s talk helped me really to understand the heart of a coach using technology and monitoring within the scope of still being a coach first and foremost.\u00a0 People who poke fun at the hyper-monitoring high-performance directorship that some of athletic performance is turning towards sometimes blind themselves to the fact that, at the heart of the matter, coaches who are using technology to assist them, are mostly great coaches before they are tech users.\u00a0 Ryan and I talk about that balance 上 the show today, in addition to a lot of other awesome training info that you\u2019ll see within the key points area of these show notes, including plyometrics, jump training, training load for players of varying heights, energy system development for basketball, and much more! View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. 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Key Points: \tRyan\u2019s athletic background, and what got him into the strength and conditioning field \tThe most pressing physical development needs of the modern basketball player \tApproaching the needs of basketball in context of running and standing jump differentials \tSeasonal demands of basketball, and finding windows to balance the developmental pyramid, and build proper movement patterns \tRyan\u2019s approach to energy system and aerobic component development for basketball players \tStrategies for keeping athletes in a state of parasympathetic CNS dominance to be able to \u201cflip the switch\u201d well, as well as transition to recovery more easily \tRyan\u2019s use of the kBox inertial training unit as an important part of his strength program \tAnecdotes 上 the ability of inertial training to improve the \u201cload\u201d dynamic 上 the SpartaTrac scan (the ability to generate force in the eccentric portion of a vertical jump, etc.) \tDosage and progression in plyometric training for basketball players \tRyan\u2019s athlete monitoring practice and his practical thoughts 上 how to implement effective monitoring \tHow to monitor your athletes readiness with no budget Quotes: \u201cThese guys are coming into our program with college mileage; they lack strength, they lack stability, most of the conditioning and fitness that they get is acquired from playing games\u201d \u201cAs a coach, we help guys achieve personal records, but we also have to achieve personal relationships with these guys.\u00a0 The results are going to come after you\u2019ve built these relationships\u201d \u201cIf\u00a0a guy can jump 40 inches in the air and looks good in a tank top, but is sitting 上 the bench next to me handing out water bottles, that isn\u2019t going to help us very much\u201d \u201cSimple\u2019s not sexy anymore\u2026 but simple doesn\u2019t mean easy\u201d \u201cBasketball is a jumping sport, but we can\u2019t get lost in the sky, we have to understand how these athletes interact with gravity\/the ground\u201d \u201cBasketball (as opposed to other sports), over 90% of our year is spent competing or practicing\u201d \u201cA lot of our guys come into practice with elevated resting heart rates, in which case we\u2019ll implement cardiac output work, via an extensive warmup, where we\u2019ll throw in Mach speed (drill) work, skipping, med ball work, keeping that heart rate in the 120-140 range, depending 上 who the athlete is.\u201d \u201cOn the basketball court, if you load, and you are 上 the ground too long, you are dead in the water\u201d \u201cI\u2019ve never seen an athlete who is explosive, who is not stiff a little bit\u201d \u201cAll the horsepower in the world isn\u2019t going to do anything without good brakes and a straight frame\u201d \u201cThe most important aspect of monitoring is the head coach you work for.. it\u2019s the head coach, and his ability to be open to the information you are giving him, and be open to change, or modify what he is doing from a technical-tactical piece\u201d \u201cI deal with athletes from 5\u201911\u201d to 7\u20192\u201d, 70% isn\u2019t 70% (1RM) for all of those athletes\u201d \u201cCoach what you know, teach what you know, buy what you can use, measure what matters\u201d \u201cThe most powerful (monitoring tool) you can do is talk to your athletes\u201d About 瑞安·霍恩（Ryan Horn）: 瑞安·霍恩（Ryan Horn） is in his second season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2015-16. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons' Director of Athletic Performance. Horn joined the Demon Deacons in April 2014 after working under head coach Danny Manning at the University of Tulsa where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular-season and tournament championships--the program's first league title since 2003. Horn spent three seasons at Tulsa and most recently directed the athletic performance programs for men's basketball and softball while assisting with football. He also previously worked with the Golden Hurricane women's basketball and women's soccer teams.