Coaches use drills to reinforce the movement concepts they teach, so it’s important to understand why a drill is used. Coach Parno breaks down the concepts behind the hurdle wall drills, wickets, and toe drags and explains why and how he uses them in is track and field program.
Author: Matthew Caldaroni
Matthew Caldaroni is a resilience coach who has worked with some of the most highly rated individuals that the professional sports and business world has to offer. A self-made success, Caldaroni created an unbreakable system that has helped countless individuals build a resilient lifestyle. Through his experiences working with various professional athletes and elite business professionals, and being an ex-professional soccer player himself, Caldaroni understands both the highs and lows associated with being a performer. He is one of the first in his craft to tap into the lifestyle, versus the psychology, of a resilient competitor, and he has found that successful performances go beyond the performance environment.
Andy Ryland has years of experience helping to develop programs that prepare young athletes for the sport of football. This week’s Friday Five talks to him about specialization, weightlifting, tackling, and more, as well as the importance of age-specific training of youth athletes for any sport.
Many coaches think of pacing in vague terms and have trouble defining it, placing it into that category of “I’ll know it when I see it.” All sports incorporate some level of pacing, so figuring out how to train it can give your athletes a distinct advantage. Coach Carl Valle gives an extensive overview of pacing and details five ways to develop it.