Marshall Faulk, Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin, are just a few of the running backs I blocked for. The funny thing is none of these players would be considered blazing fast by today’s standards. A little secret is one time when I was with the Cardinals, our coach Dennis Green had us do a mini combine. We were not very happy, but no one was madder than Emmitt Smith who ran a 4.90 40 yard dash that day. No what made these players great was there innate ability to play the game of football. There ability to read and recognize what was happening before anyone else was truly unique. Knowing when and how to use there speed. I always preach to the running backs I coach “slow to fast through”. Meaning see the hole develop let your blockers get there, and when you see the hole open for that split second, you have to turn into the fastest player on the field.
Is speed training even important? Of course it is, in fact its a vital part of any sport. Players are getting faster and faster. Why? Simple they are learning techniques I didn’t learn until I was in college, in fact my senior year of college was the first time I really participated in speed training. My sons have mastered a lot of skills I learned in college and the pros at 8 and 9 years old. Speed training can help develop fast twitch muscle fiber, increase overall flexibility, decrease the risk of injury, and give you an edge on the field.
What I despise though is when I hear about some kid working with a สมัครเว็บตรง ufabet มือถือ speed guru, and then he comes out to practice and he can’t catch a cold let alone a football. What I love about the guys I played with was that they were true students of the game, in simple words they knew what was going to happen before you did, which made them automatically faster than you. When you know where your going and how to get there, your faster already.
So if you really want to improve your athlete’s game, paint the big picture with the wide brush. Teach them speed and agility training, but also spend time with them in there play book. Stress the fundamentals, and teach them the history of the game.