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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Training Progressions for Linear Speed

Training Progressions for Linear Speed

These are 4 coaching progressions that I learned during a seminar with Keiser Performance.  At TeamEP, we have adopted this method as a way to coach all of our athletes, beginner and advanced.  Coaching a skill or a movement in this order is a great way to teach, introduce and reinforce proper movement mechanics and ultimately get great results.   It can be applied to movement mechanics like acceleration, shuffle cutting, or crossover step, and can even be applied to traditional strength moves like squat.  In this video, you will see 3 basic drills that we use to teach linear acceleration.  

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