Multi-Directional Speed

A Great Acceleration Drill

There are hundreds and hundreds of different acceleration drills you could choose from to improve starting and acceleration quickness, but I have one that creates great results… Acceleration Drill – Band Resisted 3 Cone Read & React: 1. Each athlete has a band around their waist; a band with the appropriate resistance for each one. …

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Segmental Training for the Lateral Shuffle

Lateral Shuffle Drills The exercises below are great for building lateral shuffle motor programming. 1. Resisted Step Outs- Band on lower leg (leg furthest from attachment) – aggressively step out with just the furthest leg. This trains the inside leg to create positive push off angles and how to use the hips to create lateral …

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Linear Acceleration Progression

Here is an example of how to segment and progress an acceleration program. Acceleration Program Outline The chart below outlines the different linear acceleration phases and gives some examples of exercises in that phase. As you can see, I always start by teaching and developing the pattern. Next, I increase force production of that pattern …

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Speed and Quickness in the Real World

Being a sports performance mentor, I receive many questions and I absolutely love answering them. One particular question was regarding landing technique and how it should be performed. The question related to how hard or soft the landing should be in terms of foot contact with the ground surface. There are a couple ways to …

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Teaching Olympic Lifting to Young Athletes

Why I like teaching Olympic Lifting to Youngsters? The reason I love teaching Olympic lifting to young athletes, keep in mind this is taught with sticks/pvc pipe/training bars…. 1. Olympic lifting is a movement skill that helps to stack their foundation of movement patterns even higher. 2. Olympic lifting allows for full range of motion. …

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