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Sprint Drills for Athletes: A Teaching Progression


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Jon Gilmer, the Director of Speed and Agility Development at the Academy of Speed in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is a wealth of knowledge regarding maximal speed development. In addition to his position at AOS, Jon owns a PR of 10.21 seconds in the 100m. Gilmer is a USATF Level 1 Sprints/Hurdles coach and competed for Louisiana State University during the early 1990s. In the video below, Jon discusses how proper drilling technique improves sprinting mechanics. Proper mechanics improves leverages and increases the force you are able to apply to the ground when accelerating.  As seen in the photo above, each athlete is accelerating, the one able to apply the most force and create the best leverages will overcome his opponent.  Developing the proper mechanics through the drills explained in this video are crucial for athletes in any sport.

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