BasketBlog

M14 Hoops is dedicated to basketball.

  • We have a local Training Academy in the Chicago-land area that offers classes, private and team training.
  • We have a basketball app on iTunes.
  • We have an intense series of basketball workout videos broken down into 3 levels, each with 3 video DVDs.

If you are looking to put the ball on a string, you have come to the right place no matter where you live. We are the #1 basketball trainers in Illinois for a reason - we get Ankle. Breaking. Results.

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How Do I Get Faster?

As athletes we are always trying to get better and make ourselves better than those around us. One area that we always look to to solve this problem is speed. If I can get faster, I will be a better player or a better athlete. Athletes and coaches are always chasing the skills needed to…

Performing the Perfect Push Up

At one time in our lives we have all had to perform a push up. Either in a gym class, for a sport, or even for a job. The push up is an excellent way to evaluate the muscular endurance of someone and where their fitness level is at. The push up test is a…

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…

May Academy Grey Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the Grey class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=68 /]

May 7th/8th Blue Academy Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the 7th/8th Blue class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=65 /]

May Academy High School Girls Test Results

Here are the test results for the High School Girls Academy Class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=62 /]

When is the Best Time to Start Resistance Training?

Resistance training has been around for a long time, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. With athletics on the rise and getting more competitive year after year, athletes are looking for ways to set themselves apart from those around them. One of these ways is resistance (strength) training. Resistance training has a lot of…

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…

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…

May Academy Red Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the Red class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=67 /]

May Academy 5th/6th Green Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the 5th/6th Green class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=64 /]

The Importance of Evaluations

As humans we are evaluated for everything we do. Whether it be in school, at work, or in athletics, we are always being tested and compared to others. Evaluating someone’s abilities can shed light on what a person’s strengths and weaknesses are. It allows us to see where they are at and what needs to…

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…

May Academy High School Boys Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the High School Boys class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=69 /]

May Academy 7th/8th Green Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the 7th/8th Green class. We encourage all players to see their results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=66 /]

May Academy 5th/6th Blue Class Test Results

Here are the test results for the 5th/6th Blue class. We encourage all players to see their test results and try to beat their scores at the end of the month. [table id=63 /]

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