Fitness training has evolved to accommodate sport specific conditioning for today’s athletes on all levels, so it is not just lift weights, calisthenics, and running. Those are still the basic, but there can be many more diversified conditioning programs to better fine-tune athletes while enhancing performance.
For young athletes skill and agility conditioning are important to build on abilities and techniques which are sport specific. This type of conditioning training can be fun and innovative at the same time of being necessary for development of greater athletic potential.
For volleyball and basketball players whereas some of the skills are similar from a performance standpoint conditioning programs involve some of the same activities. Both sports require jumping high, quick acceleration, extensive reach ability, good lateral movement, and other related skills. There for some of the same skill building and conditioning programs may be used for both sports. However there are some exercises and extended conditioning activities which are universal to just about all sports. Warming up to prepare for training and cooling down are two essential activities and flexibility conditioning should also be a major focus for just about any sport played.
Learning the right conditioning for any sport is rather simple these days, with so many sports and fitness magazines available, television and recorded (DVD & video tapes) programs, along with books, and specialized fitness trainers.