by Developing Speed
Kinetic Select March 2022
The following is an exclusive excerpt from the book Developing Speed, published by Human Kinetics. All text and images provided by Human Kinetics.
To develop the ability to make a cut step in response to a stimulus and to accelerate from this direction change.
The athlete assumes an athletic position on cone 1, facing cone 2, which is 8 yards away. The coach stands 2 yards behind cone 2. The athlete runs toward cone 2 and decelerates on approaching the cone. As the athlete nears cone 2, the coach makes a lateral move to one side of the cone. The athlete makes a cut step and accelerates in the direction opposite the coach’s movement.
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