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Sprinting as a Screening Tool and Return-to-Play Modality

October 8, 2018

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Learn how to use sprinting as a means of screening athletes for power, strength, range of motion, and coordination. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 National Conference, Derek Hansen also identifies appropriate sprinting and running mechanics for optimizing performance and minimizing injury, and outlines a process for using sprinting as a return-to-play modality for soft-tissue and joint injuries.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Return to Play Sprinting Athlete Screening Range of Motion

High Knee Drills

June 1, 2017

Article

High knee drills help develop coordinated front-side mechanics and are often used as part of a warm-up. This article details several high knee drills that you can use with your athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique high knee drills

Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

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Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Movement analysis gait analysis sports performance analysis muscular endurance exercises marathon running

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

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

Determinants of Running Speed

May 1, 2017

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Two factors that determine running speed are stride cadence and stride length. Because athletes propel themselves forward only when their foot is in contact with the ground, the stance phase of the running stride should be the focus of speed enhancement programs.

Coaches Exercise Science Mechanics of running how to run faster speed training running mechanics

Windows of Opportunity

April 8, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.

Coaches Program design Youth Athlete PHV Speed Training Peak Height Velocity

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

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