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August 2007

August 2007


The Speed Report: Athletic Speed Skills for Special Team Plays

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© August 2007

Special teams is, of course, a major concern for every football program in America. Coaches must select the right people for the job. They then must teach the proper schemes for executing both cover and return deployment by the troops.

The selection of talent available does not always provide the fastest people on the team. A player’s football savvy is sometimes a better skill than pure speed. This fact is often important to the special teams design. However, speed on the field is never put in the back seat when all things are equal.

I realize as a coach that you have limited time constraints that certainly predict how much you can do outside of special teams preparation. However, I am proposing you plug in some teaching methods over time in the form of speed skill and movement control. I want to share a handful of dri....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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