Chris Korfist shares the before and after raw data of the 40-yard dash and vertical jump tests from an eight-week spring training program for ninety high school athletes. The average vertical improvement was 2.35 inches and the average fly 10 improvement was 0.12 seconds.
“Genuine speed and strength are valued attributes that become compromised when the brain prioritizes protection over performance. Returning the patient to a state where they can access the full capacity of the motor cortex for high-performing, uncompensated muscular movement should be the clinical goal.” – C. Robert Luckey
Coaches and athletes need to be invested in both performance and communication. Holding athletes accountable and being supportive when they fail to perform to the best of their ability is one of the pillars of creating a successful coach/athlete relationship. Good coaches know when to spark enthusiasm with a fiery speech or a soft whisper of “I know you can do this.”
Prospects begin the stressful process of preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine 6-8 weeks prior to the event. The stress levels increase even more from the moment they arrive in Indianapolis. They must deal with performing at their best while often being deprived of adequate sleep and nutrition. Their coaches can help them deal with these issues.
Integrating weighted sleds into your training program can become another method of helping your athletes to run faster. These five workouts provide ways of realizing that objective as well as offering sufficient variety to keep your athletes’ interest and levels of motivation high. But you have to ensure that you don’t overload them as your object is developing speed rather than strength. You need careful observation and accurate timing to produce optimal load levels.
More than 1.1 million high school athletes play high school football each year and over 600,000 male athletes participate in high school track and field. These numbers indicate only a portion of what is a truly a complimentary connection between football and track. Each year almost 60% of football players drafted by the NFL participated in high school track and field; more than half of all Division I-FBS football recruits participate in track and field. TrackingFootball.com was created to research this connection and take a much closer look at the multi-sport connection that exists between football and other sports.
Alejandro Muñoz López has a Sports Science Degree and is a Ph.D. student in training load quantification. He has a MsC in team sports, football fitness development, and physical sports performance, and more than 8 years and international elite experience is a football fitness coach and personal trainer.
Velocity Based Training (VBT) is as simple as it sounds in some respect: you are performing exercises and adjusting loads based on a velocity measurement. In order to obtain these measurements, various products are available on the market, including the well-established GymAware system. Quite simply, for the coach or athlete, the goal is to utilize a VBT system in order to retrieve more accurate feedback from barbell exercises, beyond load and repetitions.
The Freelap Pro Coach BLE Electronic Timing System is wireless, accurate, easy to set up and use, versatile, expandable, compact, and portable. The system can time multiple athletes simultaneously in a wide range of training scenarios including block starts, flying sprints, splits, hurdles, tempo runs, laps, velocity of horizontal jumpers and pole vaulters, 10 and […]
The deliberate practice model holds that sporting success is a function of time doing specific practice; the more specific practice you do, the better you will perform. This is commonly known as the “10,000 hour” rule, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book “Outliers”.