WATCH: Basic Linear Speed Acceleration Drills in a Team Setting

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In this coaching video, Director of Education Mark Watts discusses some basic acceleration drill progressions for a team setting while elitefts intern Hunter Winans demonstrates.

One of the most difficult tasks for any coach working with non-track athletes is implementing drills that will carry over to enhances performance on the field or court. This video will provide some various starting drills to increase acceleration.

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Falling Starts

1. Flat Footed

2. On Toes

3. Knee Hug

4. Partner Assisted

5. Partner Assisted Knee-Hug (not shown)

6. Partner Resisted & Release (not shown)

7. Jump Back

Prone Start Series

1. 90 Degree Push-Up

2. 90 Degree Push-Up with Leg Reset

3. 90 Degree Push-Up with Leg Swing

Lateral Starts

1. Parallel Stance Review

2. Kneeling Start

3. SL RDL Start

4. Skater Jump Starts

Testing Starts

1. Set-Up

2. Shin Angles

3. Weight Distribution

Testing Athletes

1. Measure Stride Length

2. Use Video

3. Race

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