All coaches including football coaches know that warming up is important. Warming up will help get a player mentally ready for the game and will help prevent injuries. There are some warm up drills that can be used for speed training. To start the warm up a player should slowly job for 400 yards. They warm ups can also include jumping rope for one minute between this running. They should complete crab walks to get the hamstring ready and high knee drills to improve on overall technique.
Stride Length Drills
Once a player has warmed up they can start with the speed training drills. Sixteen mini hurdles such as cones can be set up 18 inches from the starting line and then placed every six inches. The player will then get into a three points stance and sprint from one end of the course to another. They should be able to put one foot between each hurdle. Players should keep track of their time as they complete the drill and aim to go faster each time.
This training drill is done with a partner. One person will be the runner. The other person will stand is front and put their hands on the shoulder of the runner. While the runner is trying to go forward the other person is walking backwards in an attempt to hold the runner back. This will help build up the leg muscles.
Stride Rate Development with Fast Feet
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