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May 2007

May 2007


The Speed Report: Wide Receivers - Seperation Speed and Body Control

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© May 2007

As coaches we could look at the receiver position and concentrate our focus on linear speed and figure we’re okay. If our wideouts post good 40 times and catch the ball, then we’re good to go. This is not totally true. Linear speed is only a portion of the package for a receiver's speed. As a football coach you are well aware of the fact that running in a straight line fast can be impressive.

However, displacing momentum while sprinting at maximum intensity levels on a football field is truly the more important objective for a receiver. A receiver must have good body control and movement skills so velocity is minimally disturbed during angle changes and velocity pace changes that occur during the course of most routes. As coaches, we should realize the key for being an effective receiver is possessing excellent velocity displac....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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