Coach Cooper at Nike Coaches Clinic
Cooper spoke about the importance of training and conditioning and its effect on the overall development of athletes. He also noted that the Sparks not only have basketball coaches but they also employ a Strength & Conditioning coach to make sure that players are in top condition and understand what it takes to maintain it. The clinic participants had a chance to ask questions and actively participate in what Cooper called the interactive portion of his program. “It’s always important for me to hear from other coaches and learn different techniques. I’m still a student of the game,” said Cooper.
The Nike Coaches Network is designed to provide its members with training and coaching insights, networking and team building opportunities and a direct connection with Nike through ongoing events. “We invited Coach Cooper because he is the most notable women’s basketball coach in L.A.; he is where these coaches want to be,” added Thayer.