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Simple Physics of Acceleration

May 30, 2012

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Jim Kielbaso, MS, CSCS, gives a brief explanation of some simple coaching cues that can be used to teach athletes proper acceleration mechanics.

Coaches Exercise Technique Acceleration Coaching cues Acceleration mechanics

Bridge: Coaching Acceleration, with Loren Landow

May 30, 2016

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Loren Landow, owner of Landow Performance in Denver, CO, shows some example progressions and cues for sprint mechanics.

Coaches Exercise Technique acceleration speed training strength and conditioning

The Need for Speed—Improving Sprinting Performance in Football Players

April 22, 2019

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Acceleration and maximal velocity are two factors that are key for any position in football and can determine success in many situations out on the field. This article will review several aspects of sprint mechanics and training to enhance linear (straight-ahead) speed for football players.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Speed Sprinting Mechanics Acceleration Football

Sprinting Mechanics and Technique

December 10, 2018

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This book excerpt is an overview of the fundamentals to sprinting mechanics and technique. It also covers starting, acceleration, drive phase, recovery phase, and deceleration.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Sprinting Mechanics Sprinting Performance Acceleration

Acceleration and Deceleration Mechanics

June 5, 2020

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This excerpt breaks down the optimal positions of the body during acceleration and deceleration.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Acceleration Deceleration Ground Reaction Forces Agility Change of Direction

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Deceleration, Change of Direction, and Reacceleration: Teaching Steps to Optimize These Qualities

September 9, 2019

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In this Bridge the Gap Lecture from the 2019 National Conference, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Oregon, Jimmy Radcliffe, discusses the specifics of deceleration, change of direction, and reacceleration through ground negotiation, postural control, and specific running mechanics.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration Running Mechanics Deceleration Hip Displacement Power Cut Speed Cut Change of Direction

Sprinting in Field and Court Sports

May 1, 2017

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Athletes in field and court sports require reactive agility—they must accelerate, decelerate, and change direction in a constantly changing environment. These requirements result in technical differences between sprinting in a field or court sport and sprinting the 100-m.

Coaches Exercise Technique speed development sprinting sprinting for soccer sprinting intervals sprinting for basketball

A Quarterback-Specific Movement Program

April 1, 2019

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The football quarterback (QB) is a unique position in sport. To throw or pass the ball, the QB needs to incorporate nearly every muscle in the body in a very precise sequence to optimally release the ball with the right amount of power, spin, and precision. Specific movement patterns are suggested to optimize the performance of a QB.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Quarterback Football Movement Specificity Movement Programming

Field Hockey

September 10, 2021

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This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness provides a needs analysis for field hockey and possible program design options for optimal performance outcomes.

Coaches Program design Field Hockey Agility Change of Direction Quickness Speed

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