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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Injuries happen, and when they do, athletes and coaches need to have access to quick support. With Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition, you will be equipped with the information you need for sports injury identification and return-to-play guidelines.

Dr. Robert Gotlin, a former medical consultant to the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, the New York Yankees, and the New Jersey Nets, has assembled 24 top specialists in sports medicine to create an authoritative guide covering more than 150 common sports injuries, including the following:

  • Concussions

  • Rotator cuff tears

  • Knee injuries

  • Bone fractures

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strains and tears

  • IT band syndrome

  • Shin splits

Chapters cover injuries for most body regions and include anatomical drawings of the injured area, a description of common causes, identification clues, an explanation of symptoms, immediate treatment options, and guidelines for returning to action. For more information, click here

Use code B517 to receive 40% off regular price.  Offer expires 7/31/2021

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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:






In addition to the basics, you’ll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills and use those newly acquired tactics for competitive advantage. More than 100 of the best practice drills will develop your game and improve your performance. You’ll gain an understanding of the game, offensive and defensive strategies, and proven plays.

Basketball Essentials is the best way to learn the basics in less time. It’s the only guide that teaches the skills and the love of the game.

For more information, click here. 

Use code B522 to receive 40% off regular price.  Offer expires 8/31/2021

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Beginning with a clear definition of what functional training entails, you will learn about the importance of mobility training and its impact on movement quality, performance, and injury reduction. Use the warm-up activities to prepare for high-intensity activities. Use the medicine ball and plyometric exercises to learn to produce and absorb force. Develop power with Olympic lifts, kettlebell swings, and jumping exercises. Improve strength in the upper body, lower body, and core with hip-dominant, knee-dominant, pushing, pulling, and core exercises.

See the inner workings of each of the exercises with superb full-color illustrations that show the primary and secondary muscles and connective tissue being used. The detailed instructions for these multiplanar and unilateral exercises ensure you execute each one correctly and safely. The Functional Focus element shows how the exercises translate to specific activities, whether that be an explosive athletic move or simply moving a box. For more information, click here

Use code B519 to receive 40% off regular price! Offer expires 9/30/2021

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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:

  • 20 testing protocols for measuring and assessing athletes’ strength, reactive strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and anaerobic capacity

  • 18 total body exercises with 2 variations

  • 19 lower body exercises with 3 variations

  • 17 upper body exercises

  • 11 anatomical core exercises with 5 variations

  • 16 sample programs for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training

For more information, click here. 

Use code B523 to receive 40% off regular price! Offer expires 10/31/2021

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See what it takes to maximize on-court power, strength, agility, and quickness. Basketball Anatomy will show you how to improve performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement.

Basketball Anatomy features 88 of the most effective basketball exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations to show the muscles in action.

Basketball Anatomy goes beyond the exercises by placing you on the court and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the muscles involved in pivoting, rebounding, and shooting show you the exercises are fundamentally linked to basketball performance.

You’ll also step off the court and into the athletic training room to explore the anatomy of the most common injuries to the ankle, knee, and shoulder as well as exercises for minimizing and recovering from such setbacks.

Basketball Anatomy is a must-have for all who appreciate the artistry and athleticism of the game—whether player, coach, trainer, or spectator.

For more information, click here.  

Use code B524 to receive 40% off regular price! Offer expires 11/30/2021

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