For the players, a combine is football’s decathlon where they compete against the clock and have to look good in “space”.
By breaking the body down into segments, you can see how they are connected. Each segment has its role in sprinting technique.
There is a connection between the heel and the knee that is often lost in coaching. When the heel comes up, the knee naturally rises to its proper position.
Wide receivers require great acceleration coming off the ball and out of breaks. Fast foot turnover improves the first couple of steps that influence how fast an athlete can get to full speed.
One question that sparks debate amongst coaches is: can you make a person faster?
In 2001, I was the push coach for the 2002 skeleton men’s and women’s teams. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, check it out on the Olympics that are currently being aired.
The Speed Training programs include exercises called "Speed Breaks"
Mini Hurdles provide speed training that focuses on acceleration through fast stride rate/frequency. For best results, set up 10 Mini Hurdles at 3-foot spacing. The Spatial Illusion drill uses 4-foot spacing.