Gain and Maximize Your Athletic Potential To The Fullest!
The first component we work on is SPEED.
We don't just mindlessly run 40's, 60's, and 80 yard dashes.
Our main focus is ACCELERATION.
Here's some benefits of what great acceleration can do for athletes:
A Defensive linemen exploding off the line within 2-3 steps.
A Receiver getting by a cornerback within the first 2-3 steps.
A Cornerback blitzing out of the slot easily causing havoc in the QB pocket.
Alot of athlete's lack this ability due to weak horizontal power and acceleration mechanics.
One thing I notice a ton of athlete's like to do (subconsciously) is pop up too soon during the first 0-10 yards of a sprint.
Once this happens, the athlete's ability to explode those first 3 steps gets diminished because of how the body reacts.
Once the head pops up the body will follow.
The goal of an athlete's first 0-10 yards is to produce max horizontal force, maintaining a forward lean and positive shin angles.
That's it, with the right coaching cues this is extreme and easily attainable.
The next component we want to focus on is Explosiveness and Power.
While it is rare to see athletes perform both components of explosiveness and power, benefits have shown in overall performance.
We split these 3 components of Vertical/Horizontal/Lateral power.
Vertical power will help the athlete's ability to produce max velocity sprinting.
Horizontal power helps with the athlete's ability to explode off the line within their first step.
Lateral power helps the athlete's ability to stop on a dime or effectively run routes in all planes of motion.
We train these power movements by performing plyometrics.
The goal here is to produce max force in the shortest amount of time.
This builds elasticity which is needed when sprinting and jumping, especially through the ankles.
It's all about reactivity here, plyometrics build strong and reactive muscle tissue in order for quicker and more powerful movements on the field.
We can utilize jumping and hopping movements to decrease ground contact time.
The longer the athlete is in the ground the more energy is loss for them to produce force.
The final component we work on is Change of Direction and Agility.
Let's get this straight, we DO NOT do ladder drills here.
In my opinion there is a time and a place when to use them but to be efficient with changing directions, ladder drills are not effective for real game like situations.
Firstly, let's define Change of Direction.
Change of Direction is the athlete's ability to stop on a dime, minimize ground contact, and redirect that force as fast as possible to the desired direction.
We must first develop strong and durable ankles.
Without strong ankles the athlete's ground contact time will be spent on the ground too long wasting time getting to their opponent.
Football is a game of SPEED and TIME.
We want to increase SPEED while decreasing TIME.
Another element we focus on are the hips (abduction/adduction).
This will help the athlete produce force laterally and build a solid base of hips for complex movements.
Since agility is the most complex component yet rewarding to gaining an athletic edge over competition, the breakdown of every move step by step in the most simplest and safest form is our whole objective.
We do this in phases of:
Predetermined Cone Drills
-Enhances the athletes foundation of change of direction
-Move lateral faster
-Improving reaction times
Sport Specific Agility
Next phase we do consist of auditory and visual cues.
This will greatly improve the athlete's reaction timing.
This is done by giving out certain commands such as "GO" or a "hand up" letting the athlete react off of that.
Last phase is more sport specific Agility.
These are drills that translate to the field, for example a mirror drill, having an athlete back pedal to hip flip and sprint, or simply dropping a football in a random spot and having the athlete scoop the ball up and run 20+ yards.
This is how we approach Performance Training here and we are already getting big time results w/ a dozen of athletes in the Slidell area.
Football season will be here before you know it.
Don't get left behind because you chose not to step up your training.
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Having trouble gaining weight? We also throw in macro coaching to help athletes bulk up to their desired weight.
In my experience from playing DB at a light weight (140 lbs.), it is not fun when a (180-200 lbs.) offensive player is running up to me and I have to make a tackle.
Because of my experience I don't want skinny light weight athletes having to go through that scenario either which is why I advise light weight athletes to bulk up on some weight.
What I do is give the athlete a list of clean foods to choose from.
I crunch numbers based on the athlete's age, weight, height and activity level.
For example: 150 lbs. 5'8, 16.
Total calories (3500), Protein (165g), Carbs (533g), Fats (105g)
I am not a nutritionist which is why I only give macros (carbs/protein/fats) to hit.
It is up to the athlete what foods they want to choose from.
Feeling tight in the muscles? We also throw in static stretches and mobility movements to increase flexibility and joint mobility.
These two powerhouses (flexibility/mobility) will give the athlete a MAJOR advantage staying injury free and feeling fresh on a daily basis.
Prolonged sitting strains and shortens athletes' hips which is not ideal in the long run.
If you are not playing in game or training, you should be recovering.
Mobility should be in every athlete's routine.
Benefits of stretching/mobility
1) Injury prevention
Regular stretching over time makes more space and mobility in the tendons/ligaments that surround the joints.
As you move to higher speeds or heavier weight it increases the chances of a muscle strain or pull.
Regular stretching and mobility will create longevity in an athlete's career.
2) Run faster, Jump Effective
The ankles are the main muscle to enhancing that spring in the foot to a faster sprint or higher jump.
By actively stretching and mobilizing the foot this gives more range of motion which creates tendon stiffness.
This is the force applied to a tendon and the change in length.
Without a functioning ankle/foot athletes will struggle to apply force into the ground.
Not lifting with a team? We also throw in a strength program to build athletic strength that translates to the field.
This will help the athlete build raw strength, move fluid, and stay healthy.
Benefits of Strength Training
Muscle strength in key prime movers of a sprint/jump
Max motor recruitment
OFF SEASON GUARANTEE
If you are not satisfied with the results by the end of the offseason, I will gladly hand you your MONEY BACK.
In order for this guarantee to be effective you have to be available to all training sessions unless your schedule doesn't not allow you to (EMERGENCY).
The Athletes who show up 2/4 sessions a week DO NOT get results from my experience, only half work was put in, so half results were the result of that.
I am here to help achieve the Athlete's Goals/Dreams, I am extremely confident in my methods.
This is not a money grab, the Athlete's dream is my dream, and I will coach to the best of my ability because this is what I love to do.
If you don't see an increase in sport specific speed and quickness the money will be back in your hands with a smile on my face with ZERO hesitation.
Invest in yourself and let's work!