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January 2007

January 2007


The Speed Report

Developing Reaction Speed for Defensive Backs (Part II)
by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© January 2007

Defensive back speed is often perceived by coaches as having an athlete with great 40 speed and ability to spring back well, change direction quickly, etc. Normally speaking, the better athletes are your DBs. So if their 40 is awesome, the ability to leap and change direction is awesome to awesome plus. But then how do we improve DB speed? Simple the movement spectrum required athletically is probably the most complex of any position on the field of play. Therefore, I am providing a series of drills that will succeed the 40, the leaps and the athletic naturals (i.e., genetics).

The following represents a handful of drills I have avaliable for creating intricate movement additives to basic DB movements. The drills and techniques will enhance movement skills for any level. They will serve to help correct improper body control m....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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