Author Archives: Michael Atkinson

About Michael Atkinson

Mike Atkinson,CSCS, is the owner of Elite Pro Performance and the on court performance director at Sierra Strength & Speed. Considered to be a specialist of Keiser performance equipment, Mike is known as a hybrid basketball performance trainer focusing on strength, movement, and basketball fundamentals. Atkinson’s experience and current work with NBA Player Development Specialist Aubrey McCreary has given him a unique set of skills to train players on sports specific patterns and positioning at a professional level. Atkinson’s training experience includes work with numerous NBA draftees, multiple Division 1 athletes, and other professional clients. He has also worked as a performance consultant in the NBA Development League and has directed basketball performance training camps and clinics for youth athletes on the West coast.

NBA Pre Draft Training Olek Czyz Project

With Olek finishing up his 1st year with Virtus Roma in Italy and the NBA Combine starting up this week i thought it would be a great time to drop some heat on YouTube and look back to last years … Continue reading

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Official Nike Pre Draft Camp – Pacific Northwest, June 22 2013

Nike Pre Draft Camp (PDC) is an exclusive ‘pro-styled’ athletic coaching and training program for 6th – 12th grade age youth. The design of PDC is to cultivate and discover new learning for youth and parents. PDC is modeled after … Continue reading

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Increase Your Basketball Vert With This Step-Up Progression

Step Up Progression for Basketball from Mike Atkinson on Vimeo. Read the training progression on Stack! Increase Your Basketball Vert With This Step-Up Progression

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Lateral Shadow Drill To 5 yard Transtion

Filmed on a Sunday competitive lateral agility and movement day -Feet can not cross -Offense Must touch two cones to signal transition -Defense Shadow the Offense and Mirror the cone touches Lateral Shadow Drill to Transition from Mike Atkinson on … Continue reading

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Reno’s Basketball Dojo

VIA KOLO CHANNEL 8 RENO NV, @parkerstremmel Mike Atkinson is no stranger to basketball. The Galena high graduate has played collegiately and professionally. Now, he’s training the next generation of basketball stars – specifically, those at the University of Nevada. … Continue reading

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Heslip’s 9 three pointers Footwork: Athletic Breakdown

9 Tre’s in The NCAA Tournament a testament to Footwork! We all watch dozens of highlights and often miss the details that got us there. Here is a quick lesson on shooting off the Catch by Baylor’s  Brady Heslip. While … Continue reading

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Mike Atkinson and Eathan O’Bryant on Alice 96.5, Discussing NCAA Tournament and much more!

NCAA Tournament 2012 Preview on “Bill and Connie in the AM”. Former Globetrotter Eathan O’Bryant and Fomer Washington General Mike Atkinson have fun talking March madness and one of the most famous rivalries in any sport the Washington Generals vs … Continue reading

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Does your Game have an Invisible Ceiling?

Outcome and Expectation When we are young our sport environment bestows upon us certain beliefs and expectations that may encourage or discourage our  personal growth in many aspects of  life and sports. Our sport environment and genetic make up are … Continue reading

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Get YOUR timing down with “Thirty Three”

“Thirty Three” Is a new spin on the classical basketball game “Tip it” . In the original game of “Tip it” the objective is for each player to catch the ball after a shot attempt from another player with both … Continue reading

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New Year New Content

Two weeks and the blog will be ready with new features and guest columnist. In the meantime enjoy the video.

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