Rank #1: Jamal Baptiste | How to Train for Basketball, Without a Basketball
This edition of the She Can Ball podcast features the strength and conditioning coach for the Atlanta Dream: Jamal Baptiste! He describes his experiences coaching professional athletes and the differences between coaching for the NBA and WNBA. Coach Jamal also reveals the most efficient way for players to warm up before workouts and explains the ideal strength training to skill work ratio.
10:40 Importance of recovery/sleep
14:06 Addressing Muscle imbalances in your pre workout routine
15:05 Mobility + Stability then you start your warmup is the key your pre workout routine
20:50 the main injuries he sees with WNBA athletes
24:05 how to schedule off days how to know when you need rest
31:00 ideal Strength training to skill work Ratio
34:00 What your training should focus on depending on what part of the season you are in.
36:17 how to condition yourself for basketball
Jan 10 2021
Rank #2: Arielle Chambers | The Woman Behind @HighlightHER
Dec 30 2020
Rank #3: Cari Champion | The Mindset of a Champion
Today’s edition of the She Can Ball podcast features a former ESPN host, current host of the Brownprint podcast, and co-host of the show “Cari and Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports.” Cari Champion found her love for journalism at age 7 and further developed her passion as she studied English at UCLA. She talks about her crazy journey from being a one man band to becoming a host on ESPN. We also discuss her mission to give a voice to the black women without one. Cari’s relentlessness and passion is empowering, so you do not want to miss this episode!
Dec 19 2020
Rank #4: Imani McGee-Stafford | No One Is an Island
Dec 09 2020
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Rank #5: Monique Billings | Being Grounded in the Present Moment
Nov 24 2020
Rank #6: Coach Hernando Planells | Channelling Positivity Both On and Off the Court
Today's episode of the She Can Ball podcast features Hernando Planells! He talks about his experiences coaching at the NBA-G league and with Duke Women’s Basketball. Coach Planells sheds light on lessons that are applicable both on and off the court. He also reveals the advantages of coaching at the NAIA level, an under discussed level of collegiate basketball. Coach Planells’ energetic personality makes this a podcast episode you do not want to miss!
Nov 11 2020
Rank #7: Val Whiting | From Stanford Star to TikTok Influencer
Today’s episode of the She Can Ball podcast features former WNBA player and Stanford All- American: Coach Val Whiting. She shares her journey from being the last seat on the bench to playing college basketball at Stanford University. She also opens up about struggling with depression during her WNBA career. We talk about her rise to fame on TikTok being the official hype women for female athletes and how female athletes can gain confidence!
Check out her website at: https://www.iamcoachval.com/
Oct 31 2020
Rank #8: Raychel Shannon | Gaining an Edge Over Your Competitors
Raychel Shannon joins the She Can Ball podcast to inform athletes about how they can use nutrition and recovery in sports to maximize the efficiency of their workouts. We cover what athletes should be doing pre-workout, post-workout, and on rest days. She also discusses her journey, from playing D2 college basketball to playing professional overseas.
Check out her website here https://www.raysthebarrecovery.com/
Oct 04 2020
Rank #9: Brooke McCarty- Williams | It’s Okay to Take a Break
This edition of the She Can Ball podcast features a professional women’s basketball player: Brooke McCarty- Williams. She describes her experiences playing at the collegiate level for UT Austin and in the WNBA with the Dallas Wings. Brooke covers her secret to confidence, finding a balance between competition and rest, and overcoming setbacks.
Sep 10 2020
Rank #10: Danae Marquez | Adapting to Change
This episode features a D1 athlete of the San José State University women’s basketball team, Danae Marquez. She was destined for greatness from high school. There, she led her team to their first CIF Open Divison Championship. Today we discuss her physical and mental transition from high school to college, being an undersized guard, and the future of women’s basketball.
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Aug 07 2020