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July 2011

July 2011


Summer Speed Training - Finishing on Par

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© July 2011

Summer is the home stretch for football speed development. We must be sure that when we report for in-season practice that we‘re speed ready. That means we have our power, plyos and techniques in alignment for playing at a maximum level when the bell rings.
   

Hopefully, you have spent sufficient time to progressively develop the skills of mechanical execution so that you can use the summer to heat up the nervous system with fast aggressive speed work. To improve speed development, you must run at maximal or near maximal speeds and utilize longer recoveries. This allows you the opportunity to tap the nervous system properly. The summer should not be in overload mode but just the opposite. If you are training your players with high reps and limited recovery time, it will be counter-productive for the speed gai....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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