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February 2000

February 2000


Speed Training for Combines

by: Mike Frascogna
Multi-Sport International/Speed City
© February 2000

Whether a player attends the NFL combine in Indianapolis, or one of the ten NFL-sanctioned Scout Camp regional football combines, he will be tested in a variety of areas. But when the combine is over and all the data has been collected, there is typically only one question that gets asked about a player: How fast is he?

Because this is the reality of the situation, all combine participants should be well-prepared to face the "holy trinity" of combine tests: the 40- yard dash, the short shuttle and the vertical leap. The following is training advice on what areas to target and suggestions on what drills to use to maximize performance in these three tests.

Vertical Leap

The vertical leap is a measure of raw explosive ability and may be the best indicator of overall athleticism. The best aspect about training the vertical l....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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