In preparation for my GTE Strength and Conditioning Camp this summer, I will be writing you regularly to share my insights and experiences as a former NFL All Pro Linebacker, high school football and strength & conditioning coach.
This year I was proud to be selected to coach at a series of Under Armour All-America Elite Football Camps. The first camp was a few weeks ago in LA. During the camp I coached 14 of the best high school linebackers on the west coast. A majority of these young men already had full scholarship offers from several top 25-college football teams. What makes them elite and why are the top colleges in the country recruiting them?
Well, one trait they all have in common is the ability to move quickly in any direction with perfect posture and power. Athletes who posses the skill to accelerate from a complete stop without taking any false steps, will always have the advantage over their opponent. At Get The Edge (GTE), we call this “The Burst.”
The ability to accelerate is critical for EVERY ATHLETE IN ANY SPORT. This along with the ability to transition into a higher gear when necessary is essential. Covering ground faster than your opponent is what puts you in position to make plays. Whether you play soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, or wrestle you must spend time improving your ability to accelerate. It is a skill that can be taught, practiced and learned.
Acceleration training is a component of our daily workout sequence at GET THE EDGE. We perform drills in every workout to enhance your ability to gain the extra step on your opponent. The is just one way we help you “Get The Edge”.