Posts Tagged ‘acceleration’

The kneeling rotational start is an effective exercise for teaching proper body alignment and force production when accelerating from a stationary start in the frontal plane. It’s also a natural progression from kneeling starts in a sagittal plane to kneeling starts in the frontal plane. The exercise starts with the...

If you have read any of my previous posts, you know that ‘efficiency’ is a cornerstone of my training philosophy. As coaches, we have all developed a personal foundation to our training approach. This is the tenant on which we focus our energy and encourage ‘buy-in’ from our athletes. A problem with this,...

Speed* is one of the five tools that scouts, coaches and management look for when evaluating talent, and the only tool that is used on both offense and defense in game situations. Everyone appreciates the importance of speed, but how much do we actually know about speed in game situations. The following information...

Before even beginning, let’s clear up one point. Sport is about acceleration, not speed. We have a problem in sports. Coaches consistently use the wrong term when discussing the quantity they covet most. Tests like the ten-, twenty- and forty-yard dash are actually tests of acceleration not speed. You only need to look...