6 Player Overlap Sprints

6 Player Overlap Sprints

As we prepare for our pre-season (usually about 8 weeks prior to our season start date) we want to begin making a slow shift from our non-specific sprint training into our specific sprint training. We need to consider two key aspects when designing these drills.

  • What conditioning effect do we hope to achieve (max speed, repeat speed, general fitness…)?
  • What situation or skill do we need this drill to mimic or reflect?

In this particular drill we are looking for 1) a focus on the players ability to repeat max speed bursts with incomplete recovery (repeat sprint ability) and 2) we are looking to blend in player communication and timing runs after an overlap. Here is a short video example of our 6 Player Overlap Sprint Drill.

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