In my first few years of college and during my student teaching, I clearly remember being told by my teachers to always break down skills into smaller parts so students could understand how to build the skill in their minds. For the first couple years I followed that concept. I wasn’t really sure why because […]
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
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
Make the Drill Matter Have you ever been in a sports practice and felt like you have run dry with “good” skills drills to use with your team? If you feel this way, just be sure not to get caught up in running just any old drill. You want to make the drills matter. I
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.
Last night I had a great basketball skill training session with three players. The take home message I tried to get across to all three of them is, they must completely buy into making positive changes in their skills in order for change to stick. Athletes must learn that changing a pattern will feel awkward,
What makes up a simple training template for Multi-Directional Speed Improvement? 1. Relative Strength and Power Training 2. Motor Program Patterning We are always so concerned about how to progress speed skills/drills. There is a need for progression, however, when something is so innate as movement (which speed is) we really don’t need to be