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March 2006

March 2006


The Need for Speed

by: Richard Scott
© March 2006

From the time young football players figure out they’re faster than the other players on the field, many assume speed is simply a gift that some have, some don’t. They figure it’s all a matter of nature, genetics or a divine blessing.

While it’s true that some young men are simply born and raised faster than others, no football player has to be content with his speed – or his lack of speed.

“A lot of the kids we recruit have a lot of untapped potential. They’re late bloomers, a kid who isn’t quite a Division I-A athlete,” said Eric Klein, the strength and conditioning coach at Southern Illinois University. “We put them through a lot of hard work and mechanics and show them that they can be faster. Now that we’ve been here a few years, the proof is in the pudding.

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