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May 2009

May 2009


Lineal Speed with Velocity Changes - A Necessary Football Acquisition

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© May 2009

Lineal speed has a value to football speed. In fact learning to run properly for football speed must begin with lineal work. Once the lineal performance is sound then you can begin displacing momentum for football speed requirements. Lineal speed can be applied in certain ways on every play. When coaches look at lineal sprint speed they think of longer distances at maximum velocity rather than shorter bursts of acceleration. To reach maximum velocity it takes 40 - 50 yards for most young athletes. For elite athletes who can sprint well, it will take 55 - 70 yards. Lineal in football is usually channeled to the forty measurement. Itís not a flawless measurement by any means since the short distance doesnít allow for maximum speed capacity. It does, however, provide timed speed comparisons to one another, and numerous years of testing ha....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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