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December 2006

December 2006


The Speed Report: Developing Reaction Speed for DBs

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© December 2006

When developing a defensive back for speed we must consider the multitude of athletic speed requirements they must perform:
Linear burst speed for short distances.
Linear speed for lengthly distances.
Backpedal speed at varying velocities and angles.
Change of direction speed at high velocity, sudden angle changes.
Multi-movement combinations, backpedal to lateral to sprint, etc!
Curve speed, abitity to sustain velocity while sprinting on an arc trajectory.
Lateral speed with multiple accels and decels.
Change of pace speeds, dictated by receiver movement (pure athletic speed reaction).
Closing speed, coming off one angle and accelerating to another angle.
Open field acceleration and....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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