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February 2010

February 2010


Max Protect: Base Layer Protective Apparel Helps Make the Game Faster

by: Jim Douville
Assistant Coach, Newman Catholic High School, Wausau (WI)
© February 2010

As coaches we have seen the meteoric rise of the spread offense and the emphasis on speed in recent years. Now we’re seeing equipment – particularly protective gear – designed to be more lightweight, streamlined, and targeted to meet the demands of today’s faster players and schemes on both sides of the ball.
At Newman Catholic High School, the implementation of the spread has spawned the most successful period in our school’s history. We rely on speed and athleticism to create favorable match-ups against our opponents. During the off-season, our athletes prepare their bodies for the faster game by taking part in our daily speed camp. Most players also participate in track during the spring.

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