Camp Sanderson (MBB S&C Article)

Submitted by Everyone Murders on March 8th, 2017 at 7:26 AM

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2017/03/07/niyo-ums-sanderson-delivers-strides-march/98886180/

The Detroit News's John Niyo has a nice overview of Jon Sanderson's S&C program - and how he works with Beilein to develop '15-'16 Moe Wagners into '16-'17 Moe Wagners.

The whole article is worth a read - here's a taste:

“(Beilein) has a lot of confidence in recruiting and signing a kid that isn’t quite big enough, strong enough or athletic enough,” Sanderson said. “Because I think he has a lot of confidence that we can develop and make him better.”
Much is made of Beilein’s finicky recruiting, and a reluctance, it seems, to chase five-star talent.
“But if you get a guy who’s A-plus in every category, he’s a top-5 recruit — those guys are hard to get,” Sanderson said. “And if you do get ’em it’s hard to have a stable program because you only have ’em for one year. So to me, if you’re going to be deficient in any of these categories, get the length, get the skill set, get the kid that fits the culture, and I’ll make him a better athlete. I’ll develop him.”

Comments

wesq

March 8th, 2017 at 7:37 AM ^

I didn't know he was a Buckeye. His name did sound familiar to 90's Big Ten basketball once the article mentioned it. His stats say he only played 2 years, what happened?

The Fugitive

March 8th, 2017 at 7:59 AM ^

I know injuries are part of the game but it seems like we have had a disproportionate amount of injuries to our key players the past few seasons.
McGary: back
Irvin: back
Walton: foot
LeVert: foot
Albrect: hip
Doyle: hands (/s)

I don't recall many of those happening during the season. Does anyone have any recollection of any long term in-game injuries?

lilpenny1316

March 8th, 2017 at 11:58 AM ^

Part of their job is helping athletes with injury prevention.  The way I had one S&C coach explain it was that they help athletes with preventing injuries, but athletic trainers work with athletes as they recover from injuries.

The theory I believe is that injuries are going up because guys are playing the same sport all year and their bodies are breaking down sooner.  It's healthier to split up the athletic activities, so mix in some track or baseball if you play football or basketball.  I can imagine that bouncing up and down on a court for 12 months as a teenager can lead to more injuries in college and later in life.