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how to evaluate sprinting

How to Evaluate Sprinting

When coaches evaluate sprinting mechanics, what should they look for? Here is a simple template to use when working with multi-directional sport athletes during sprinting. When working with sprinters in track, because this is the track athletes’ skill, be more particular. They don’t decelerate or change direction. They need to maximize linear speed only. Tips …

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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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