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M14 Hoops Explosive Interview with Jack Baldridge

Jack Baldridge Interview

How M14 Paved the way for one of Chicago’s Premier Middle School Point Guards

Do you want an ankle breaking crossover, tight handle with the ball, and elite footwork? Explosive Handles is just what you are looking for. See how one of Chicago’s premier point guards benefited from the amazing ball handling workout. With Explosive Handles Videos you will gain more confidence in your ability to handle the ball, and take your game to the next level.

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M14 Hoops Explosive Interview: Q&A with Jack Baldridge

 

M14: What is your full name?

Jack B: Jack William Baldridge

 

M14: Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it and how did you get it?

Jack B: Unfortunately I don’t have one.

 

M14: How did your season go?

Jack B: It went very well!

 

M14: What AAU team are you playing for this spring and summer?

Jack B: Illinois Wolves

M14: I hear your Dad is the coach. What is it like playing for him?

Jack B: It’s tough at times, but I love it because no one wants me to be more successful than him.

 

M14: What are you looking forward to the most for the upcoming AAU spring season?

Jack B: Playing against great competition and getting better.

 

M14: Who is your favorite college basketball player?

Jack B: Marcus Smart…He is a team guy that gets it done on both sides of the ball.

 

M14: What are 3 things you always do before games?

Jack B: Eat Gatorade energy chews, listen to music, and stretch.

 

M14: What will you work on the most to improve this offseason?

Jack B: Shooting, particularly off the dribble.

 

M14: Who is your favorite music artist?

Jack B: Eminem

M14: What’s your favorite Eminem song?

Jack B: Songs by Eminem

 

M14: What is you favorite food?

Jack B: Pasta

 

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M14: What is your favorite pair of basketball shoes of all time?

Jack B: Elite 24 Spawn Anatomix 

Explosive Handles: Dynamic Edition Video 3 Sneak Preview

The Dynamic Edition of Explosive Handles is here! Our Explosive Handles series are a set of dribbling drills focused on improving ball handling and footwork. These dribbling drills will challenge a player’s ball handling ability. It will also test their footwork, stamina, and desire to improve as a player. These workouts allow players to work on their game even when they don’t have a hoop!

Video 3 of Explosive Handles: Dynamic Edition is the “Work Paranoid” workout. At M14 we always work on our game as if someone is coming for our spot on the team! This workout is focused on attack and combination dribbling drills which help a player’s ability to stack combinations of moves together. Combination move dribbling drills increase reactive dribbling ability and will in turn increase confidence handling the basketball while being pressured. The video will go over how to use body height, shoulder movement, and combination moves to break down defenders.

The video below is a sneak preview of the Work Paranoid workout  on video 3 of Explosive Handle’s Dynamic Edition. This segment of the video is going over part of the in and out progressions. This dribbling drill starts with a basic in and out move and progresses up to in and out, cross, between the legs. Each dribbling drill in the set of videos will have its own tutorial on how to do the move properly for players who may not know how, so they will be able to follow along with the trainers in the video and walk through the moves.

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M14 Hoops Explosive Interview with Mia Lakstigala

Mia Lakstigala Explosive Interview

Are you trying to take your game to the next level? Explosive Handles can get you there! It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced basketball player Explosive Handles has something for you. This amazing workout has no boundaries when it comes to taking your game to the next level. Explosive Handles is a high game intensity workout that can give you the results you are looking for. Learn how Explosive Handles has helped an up and coming athlete go from good to ELITE. With Explosive Handles Videos, you will gain more confidence in your ability to handle the ball and take your game to the next level.

 

[jwplayer mediaid=”9767″]Mia Lakstigala Explosive Interview

Get to know Mia Lakstigala off the court:

M14: What is your full name?

Mia: Mia Lakstigala

M14: How did your season go?

Mia: It went great! We won the conference championship.

M14: What AAU team are you playing for this spring and summer?

Mia: Illinois Rockets

M14: What are you looking forward to the most for the upcoming AAU spring season?

Mia: I’m looking forward to adding more moves to my game and becoming a better player.

M14: Who is your favorite college basketball player?

Mia: My favorite player is Ryan Boatright. I saw him play in high school and watching him play on national TV is pretty cool.

M14: What are 3 things you always do before games?

Mia: Listen to music, pump up my teammates, and practice my moves.

M14: What will you work on the most to improve this offseason?

Mia: I want to improve my 3-point shooting.

M14: Who is your favorite music artist?

Mia: I don’t have one. I like all types of Hip-hop and R&B.

M14: What is playing on your iPod before games?

Mia: DJ Snake & Lil Jon-Turn down for what

It always gets me pumped before games.

M14: What is you favorite food?

Mia: Pasta

M14: What is your favorite pair of basketball shoes of all time?

Mia: Any of the retro Jordan’s.

 

 

 

Explosive Handles: Dynamic Edition Video 2 Sneak Preview

The Dynamic Edition of Explosive Handles is almost here! Our Explosive Handles series are a set of dribbling drills focused on improving ball handling and footwork. These dribbling drills will challenge a player’s ball handling ability, as well as their footwork, stamina, and desire to improve as a player. These workouts allow players to work on their game even when they don’t have a hoop!

Part of the second video of the Dynamic Edition is focused on 2-ball dribbling drills. One of the best ways to improve ball handling and ball control is to add an element to dribbling drills that forces the player to multi-task. Adding another ball to normal dribbling drills forces a player to use both their strong and weak hands. These 2-ball dribbling drills expose the weak hand allowing the player to see the disparity. This adds balance and versatility to a player’s ball handling skills. It also increases hand-eye coordination and the ability to feel the rhythm of the basketball with both hands. These skills are important for players who want to increase their ability to handle the basketball. The other part of the second video is dedicated to combinations of moves out of triple threat. Players will work on combinations of shot fakes and jab moves. These drills will help with coordination and footwork. The drills in the video will go over how to position your body and use it as a weapon against your defender.

The video below is a sneak preview of four basketball drills that are on video 2 of Explosive Handle’s Dynamic Edition. The first drill is a 2-ball dribbling drill where the player will dribble both balls side-to-side in the same direction. The next drill changes the rhythm of the 2-ball dribbling drill where the player has to dribble each ball side-to-side in opposite directions. The third 2-ball dribbling drill will have players push and pull the ball forward and backwards on the side of their body. The final drill in the video is a shot fake, one dribble move out of triple threat. Each dribbling drill in the set of videos will have its own tutorial on how to do the move properly for players who may not know how, so they will be able to follow along with the trainers in the video and walk through the moves.

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