CSKA Moscow's and P22's Head Performance Specialist Kostas Chatzichristos was one of the elite invited speakers at the presitgious event organized by Acibadem Group. The symposium, the first one to be held in Europe dedicated to basketball, took place in Istanbul on May 19th and 20th.
Evina Maltsi has been the dominant figure in Greek Women's Basketball for the last decade. After a short break from the National Team the 38-year-old super star is getting ready to compete with Team Greece for one more time.
We are happy to announce that our annual seminar “Elite Athletic Development System” this year will to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the Nikopolis Resort and Spa, on July 1 &2 2017.
Our elite speakers will cover some of the basic and advanced training techniques that we use daily with our athletes, at our facility in Athens and with elite teams around the world. The seminar will focus in the analysis of the scientific base of our techniques and methods, but will also include many practical sessions, where we will demonstrate exercise progressions, teach proper exercise techniques and proper movement skills and biomechanics.
Circuit training is being used by many coaches as a method to run their strength training team sessions. Traditional circuit training requires the assignment of a few exercises that players have to execute in a certain order, either for a specific duration or for a number of pre-assigned repetitions. Each player then moves from station to station until they complete a full circle.
The social media seem to be flooded with motivational videos , as they pop up almost every day on my Facebook timeline. Most of them are good and I am sure that they get a lot of people fired up, help them get out of the rut and start working harder towards their goals.
CSKA's Head Coach and Euroleauge Coach of the Year for 2016 was selected to coach the "World" All Star Team in last weekend's VTB All Star Game. . In the "World" team coaching staff was also strength and conditioning coach Kostas Chatzichristos and CSKA Moscow's assistant coach, Anton Yudin.
Galatasary's center Tibor Pleiss spent five days at P22 getting over a minor foot injury and preparing for the rest of the challenging Euroleague season.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis recently signed with Appolon Patras, a mid- level team competing in the Greek A1 League. He wason his way to full recovery afer a nagging injury kept him out of action for a couple of months.
There is an ongoing debate about the new Euroleague system, that came into place this season, replacing a previous format that was followed for many years. For those not familiar, starting this year, all sixteen Euroleague teams, which include most major clubs in Europe, play against each other in a “round robin” system for a total of 30 games.
China will be the next stop in Lucas' Mavrokefalides carrier, since the 32 - year old Greek center singed a one year deal with a Chinese team (name not yet disclosed). Lucas will be and the first Greek to ever play in China and the CBA.
CSKA Basketball and Performance22's Head Performance Specialist talks about the most important considerations when planning preseason training programs. He also gives valuable practical advice on how to handle challenges that arise when designing inseason strength programs.
Despite it's loss from Russia (67 - 53) at Kursk on yesterday's game, Greece managed to qualify and will be present in FIBA's EuroBasket Women 2017, which will be held this coming June in the Check Republic (Prague and Hradec Kralove).
Congratulations to former Performance22 strength coach, Panagiotis Roxanas for having been admitted at ALTIS internship program.
Great performance for Nicole at the National Championship, that was held at Posidonio Swimming Center in Thessaloniki, Greece on 21-24 July. Nicole suffered an injury earlier in the season, making her participation at the meet doubtful.
We welcome Vassilis Kounas, the 1.95 m Cypriot point guard, who will be going through the final stage of his rehab. Vassilis will be working with Performance22 specialists, in order to overcome last year's injury.
The 25 year old Greek forward Vlado Jankovic joined the New Orleans Pelicans at the beginning of the week and will participate in the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League.
CSKA Moscow prevailed over Fenerbahce Instabul, after a thrilling final game in Berlin, that was decided in the overtime! Although the Russians were leading by 20 points in the haftime, Fener managed to make an epic comeback and tie the game, with a deadly three pointer from Dixon, just a few seconds before regulation.
Congratulations to Anthi Vasilantonaki for winning the presitgious Italian Championship, after her team Imoco Conegliano beat Nordmeccanica Piacenza 3 - 0 in the final third game of the series. The 1.95cm Greek spiker played a crucial role in the series- winning game by scoring 12 points, thus becoming the first Greek national to ever win the Italian Championship.
Fotis Lambropoulos has become the first Greek player to sign a professional contract in Argentina, after a succesfull completion of the 2015 - 16 season in Greece.
Archery is not a sport the draws much attention, especially here in Greece. However, there are many remarkable athletes that consistently compete and win at the highest level.
Congratulations to CSKA's guard Nando DeColo for being named Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for the month of February. Nando is one of the main leaders of CSKA in perhaps one of the toughest groups in the League's history.
The Hungarian born volleyball player this year competes in Cyprus and Prestige Apollon. Katalin, who last year took the year off for family reasons, was named MVP of the Greek League in 2011-12 and has won several titles in Greece and Hungary.
2015 has been an exciting year for all of us at Performance22, since it marked our growth and transformation into a medical -reahabilitation and elite training center.
Nikos Chatzis has been playing in the Greek professional A1 League for the last 25 years and today, with a brief statement, he announced that the time to stop playing professional basketball has come.
In this three-part article, Performance22's specialists Kostas Chatzichristos and Petros Syrakopoulos will discuss in- season strength training for basketball. In the first part, Coach Syrakopoulos analyzes the reasons why strength training should be included in the athlete's weekly schedule.
On Thursday 26/11 we were happy to welcome St. Cathrine’s British School sport science class and their teacher Daniel Grannon at Performance22. The visit took place as part of an effort to indroduce studetns to career oportunities in the sports world.
I normally don't like posting full articles, but I think that this one is a must-read for all of us that are involved in developing athletes and are part of the strength and conditioning community.
Last week, the head coach of the Greek National Women's Team Kostas Keramidas announced the players that will participate in the training camp for the 2017 Eurobasket Qualifying round.
The Denver Nuggets are going to be the next stop of Kostas Papanikolaou NBA career! The 6-8,225, Greek power forward will replace Eric Green, as General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced yesterday.
A great guest article from Performance22 and Arcadikos BC performance specialist Petros Syrakopoulos, that will clarify the importance of maximal strength in building explosive athletes.
Big Sofo was named MVP of the "Mega Leks Cup" as his team, Red Star, Belgrade won first place. The game was part of Red Star's preparation for the upcoming Euroleague and Serbian Championship campaigns.
After a great season with Ulm, Ian dedicated his time into improving himself, spending most of his summer on the court practicing with coach Kalavros and at Performance22, working on improving his athletic ability. Yesterday, the Greek center signed a one year deal with Lithuania’s champions, Zalgiris Kaunas, adding size and strength to coach Krapikas’ team.
Thursday was the first day of practice for CSKA Moscow, thus enaugurating the 2015 - 2016 campaign. The first part of training camp will be held in Moscow and then the team will travel to Turkey to participate in two tournaments in Antalya and Istanbul.
Performance22 powered athlete Harris Giannopoulos signed a one year deal with Rethimno Cretan Kings, as the Cretan team offiacially annouced yesterday.
One of our young and hardest working athletes took the first step towards achieving his dream. Nikos Georgoulis, from Athens, Greece, joined Hillcrest Academy living his American dream.
Even though Greece was trailing by 14 points at the beginning of the second half , Ilias Papatheodorou players managed an epic comeback to finally beat Turkey by 64 - 63 at yesterday's final of the European U18 Championship.
Giannis Athinaiou signed a three year deal with the Greek powerhouse Olympiacos BC. The 6.1" guard will be the final addition in Giannis Sfairopoulos' guard lineup.
Maccabi'center Sofoklis Schortsanitis chekced in at Performance22 in the beginning of last week to start his off season training.
Ian Vougioukas finished his season with Ulm in the best possible way, as he was elected as the Top Performer in 2015 German League playoffs. The Greek center came first in votes, with Bradley Wanamaker and D.J. Kennedy coming second and third respectively.
More than 120 coaches, strength coaches and personal trainers attended Saturday's Athletic Development Seminar, held at Performance22 facilities at the Athens Olympic Stadium
We are sorry to announce that registration for the 2015 seminar is closed, as all the spots have been filled. For those who couldn’t attend, all presentation will be filmed and will be available in a downloadable form as we well as DVD.
It was on a warm June night, exactly 28 years ago, when Greece accomplished one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports. Although Greece had appeared in most of EuroBasket competitions in the past, it never won anything better than an 8th place.
Greece Women's National Team beat Italy 51 - 46 in yesterday's first game, in Oradea. Despite a slow start (Italy was up 18 - 2 midway the first qu
ter) the Greeks tightened up their defence, receiving only 4 points on the second quarter.
CSKA Moscow won its 5th title in the VTB after yesterday’s victory over Khimki with a final score 69 -99. The Army Men also set a league record for going undefeated in the playoffs as Dimitris Itoudis’ team swept Astana, Nizhny Novgorod and Khimki with 3 – 0.
Join us for ths year seminar on "Resistance Training Methodology for Team Sports". In a hands on presentation, Kostas Chatzichristos and his staff will analyze Performance22’s methodology on training elite and youth athletes, as well as high level teams like CKSA Moscow.
Congratulations to Stratos Perperoglou and Anadolou Efes for qualyifing to the Turkish League finals! Efes prevailed 59 -54 on last night's game over Trabzonspor and is waiting on the outcome of the other mathcup between Fener - Karsiyaka to find out its opponent on the final series.
CSKA Moscow qualified to the VTB League Finals after winning Nizhny Novgorod by 80 - 92 on Tuesday night. The Moscovites are waiting to find out their opponent, as on the fourth semifinal game, Khimki defeated Lokomotiv - Kuban 67 - 76, tying the series to 2 -2.
The Greek Women's National Team completed its preparation for the upcoming Eurobasket tournament at Performance22. Under the guidance of the newly singed Fenerbache coach Giorgos Dikaioulakos, the Greek team is starting its campaign from France.
Performance22 powered Olympiacos Women's Volleyball won the Greek Championship, after yesterday's win against their rival, Panathinaikos.
After a fascinating series, the "Reds" prevailed on game 4 with a score 3 - 1 sets. This was the second title of the year for the Pireus team, after winning the Cup a few weeks earlier.
Athletic development has become an integral part of basketball training. Therefore, GBA and Performance22 have joined forces in order to give young athletes the best support they can get in their quest to fullfil their dreams.GBA is not just another Basketball Academy.
For the 12th time of it's recent history, Russia "Army Team" CSKA Moscow qualified to the Madrid Euroleague Final Four. On May 15th and 17th, along with Real Madrid, Fenerbahche and Olympiacos CSKA will fight to regain the European Championship a title that last won, again in Madrid, in 2008.
Congratulations to Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Maccabit Tel Aviv on winning the 2014 Euroleague.
We also need to congratulate Giannis Bourousis of Real Madrid for his performance
at the final and on winning the Spanich ACB League.