Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer its members an opportunity to buy a number of basketball and training books through Human Kinetics Canada in 2021 at a discounted rate.  Details on the books include...



Order now and get your Members-only special through HKCanada. Another great membership benefit brought to you by Basketball Manitoba.

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Book of the Month: 
January Featured Book of the Month:  LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and all of the best basketball players in the world began their careers in the same way: by focusing on the fundamentals. With Basketball Essentials there has never been a better way to learn to play!  In Basketball Essentials, you learn by doing. Sequential instruction and detailed photographs will guide you to perform the techniques and tactics of the game: Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Defending, Rebounding.  In addition to the basics, you’ll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills … To see more click here.  Use code B315 to receive 40% off regular price. Offer expires 1/31/2021

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Book of the Month: February Featured Book of the Month:  NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Second Edition, presents valuable foundational information on the effects that nutrition has on performance, health, and body composition. Whether you work with fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes, this resource will help you understand and apply scientific findings so that you can assess an individual’s nutrition status and—if it falls within your scope of practice—develop customized nutrition plans.  Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with contributions from 13 experts in the areas of nutrition and human performance, and subjected to an intensive peer-review process, this authoritative resource covers all aspects of food selection, digestion, metabolism, and hydration relevant to sport and exercise performance. To see more click here.  Use code B304 to receive 40% off regular price. Offer expires 2/28/2021

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Book of the Month: March Featured Book of the Month:  Get on the path to increased flexibility and improved muscular strength! With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for seeing inside the stretches that will help you increase range of motion, enhance recovery, and facilitate ease of movement during physical and everyday activities.  The visually stunning illustrations of 79 stretches cover all major joint areas of the body from the feet to the neck. Each stretch includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform the stretch, the names of the muscles stretched, and a Stretch Notes section detailing the procedures and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty. To see more click here.  Use code B180 to receive 40% off regular price! Offer expires 3/31/2021

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Book of the Month: April Featured Book of the Month:  Why is strength training important for the basketball athlete? In a dynamic game that changes by the instant, athletes need to be conditioned to sustain the highly stressful workloads experienced during practice or a game. For the basketball athlete, that means strength cannot be defined only as a measure of how much weight the person can lift; rather, it is an ability that should be judged by whether it can successfully be applied on the court.  Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training for Basketball shows you how to design resistance training programs that will develop your athletes’ strength on the court—helping them to jump higher, accelerate faster, and abruptly change direction. The book will help you understand the specific physical demands of each position—point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. You will also find the following:
  • 30 testing protocols for measuring and assessing athletes’ strength, reactive strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and anaerobic capacity
  • 14 total body exercises with 14 variations
  • 18 lower body exercises with 2 variations
  • 17 upper body exercises with 34 variations
  • 16 core exercises with 32 variations
  • 86 sample programs for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training
To see more click here.  Use code B198 to receive 40% off regular price. Offer expires 4/30/2021

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Book of the Month: May Featured Book of the Month:  In Advanced Sports Nutrition, Third Edition, world-renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Dan Benardot combines the latest research, strategies, and sports nutrition information with his experience in academia and work with elite athletes to help you learn the following: 
  • The implications of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and within-day energy balance so you can maintain crucial energy balance throughout training and competition
  • Optimal ratios and quantities of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for achieving maximum power, strength, and performance
  • How to avoid gastrointestinal distress during activity
  • The most popular supplements and their effects on your athletic performance
  • Strategies for balancing fluid and electrolytes to avoid dehydration and hyperhydration
  • How to combat the effects of travel, such as jet lag, new foods, sleep disruption, and high altitude
  • Weight-loss and body-composition issues so you can apply appropriate strategies to achieve the optimal strength-to-weight ratio for your sport
  • Sport-specific guidelines for power sports, endurance sports, and those that require both power and endurance
To see more click here.  Use code B297 to receive 40% off regular price! Offer expires 5/31/2021

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Book of the Month: June Featured Book of the Month:  While the impact of coaches on their athletes has been appreciated for more than a century, only recently have researchers reached a consensus concerning the key coaching principles and methods that consistently ensure the most positive outcomes for athletes and coaches. Sport Coaches’ Handbook presents this more holistic approach to coaching and provides possible applications to raise the quality of coaching around the globe.  This groundbreaking reference is for aspiring coaches and current coaches across all sports and participation levels. Sport Coaches’ Handbook is authored and edited by leading international figures in coaching and coach development who have been selected by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). The book helps coaches to fulfill their chosen role while considering their personal values and philosophy, the athletes they coach, and the environment in which they work. Coaches will find information and insights on numerous topics of critical importance.  To see more click here.  Use code B314 to receive 40% off regular price. Offer expires 6/30/2021

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