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November 2008

November 2008


The Off Season: Preparing for Advance Level Training (Part I)

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© November 2008

When you begin the off-season with speed training, one of your major challenges will be organizing and periodizing your product. Obviously your periodization scheme stretches over many months. Your design is critical to the success of the progression you expect to gain during the year. One area that can be a little tricky and can have a distinct affect on your development for team speed is working with large numbers of players who are at two different levels of ability.

My experience with this stems from putting the varsity and junior varsity groups together for training at the same time. The outcome favors neither group. The older kids have greater experience and are in need of advanced skill drills and formats that address their talent level. When you apply such procedures the young learner has a limited foundational aptitude....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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