Objective - Use efficient mechanics in a fast unpredictable environment, similar to a game.
Determine - Come to a conclusion if the athlete has habituated learned mechanics and can execute proper mechanics at game speed
Introducing light training
Here we have Melody Mezzina taking contact while executing proper landing mechanics. Immediate game-play takeaways as both trainer and athlete can observe the bodies reaction to outside forces.
This Beginner Deceleration Drill is a good way to prepare athletes for contact while running, as well as introducing correct single leg landing mechanics. Speed development is the ultimate goal as an athlete that displays adequate stop/start ability will transition through movements effectively.
We look to increase movement efficiency with a drive step transition using the ball (soccer), then deconstructing the movement components with a band variation.
A commonly asked question, and often sought after goal. We look to start deconstructing the elements of what it takes to increase the speed of an athletes first step.
"Quick FIRST Step"
We use this running mechanics warmup to prime the hips through efficient ranges of motion and prepare the athletes form for more dynamic movement.
Mechanics Warm - Up
The key to having a long career sometimes depends less on your skill and more on your ability to stay healthy! Right out of the gate we see RGIII (first round draft pick) showing his likely hood of injury at his NFL combine. *Sigh