Football Players Should Run Track!

Football & Track & Field Go Hand In Hand

Sprinting, Football, 40 Yard Dash, Performance

Football and Track & Field

One of the most popular assessments and measuring sticks for a Football player is their 40 Yard Dash Time. Speed in Football is probably one of the biggest factors for success. The essence of the game involves a lot of running.  When you watch a NCAA, CFL or NFL game you don’t see players standing around. Here are a few reasons why Football players should engage in a Speed Training Program to enhance their skill set:

1) The first step into establishing Speed in any athlete is improving their running mechanics. Everyone runs but running effectively is something that is learned. Football players would benefit immensely with effective mechanics. It will make their Football running style second nature.

2) The aim of the game in Football is to keep your energy levels as high as possible and as long as possible. A tired Football player isn’t an effective Football player. With perfected running a Football player can conserve his energy better so he can exert the optimal amount of force to get the job done successfully.

3) When training for better speed the athlete automatically works on core, balance, strength, fitness and confidence. All these attributes improve the overall Football Player and makes a better athlete.

4) Football players move on the field in a stop and go format. Calling on our body to create a burst of speed is very important. With Speed Training Football players will learn the skill set of starting and obtaining peak velocity over a short distance.

From breaking provincial and national records in Ontario and Canada, to holding 4 different youth world records as a sprinter, Randy has enjoyed great success as a young Track & Field athlete. Recruited from several universities across North America including Notre Dame, TCU, Harvard, the University of Toronto and UCLA, Randy signed a 5 year athletic scholarship with UCLA and joined one of the greatest academic and athletic universities in the world. Randy was coached by John Smith, arguably one of the greatest sprint coaches in history and had the privilege to train and work with Trinidadian Ato Boldon (Olympic 100m Silver medalist and World 200m Champion), American Maurice Greene (previous 100m World Record Holder and Gold Medalist Olympian) and French star Marie-José Pérec (200m & 400m Olympic Gold Medalist) among others. Competing successfully at a high level coupled with years of sports training know how has made the transition of star athlete to high level sports performance coach rather seamless for Randy Brookes. Coach Randy Brookes is a certified sprint coach and is ready to share his wealth of knowledge to athletes looking to enhance their performance and reach their next level.