Why every NFL team needs a Movement Coach: Part 2

As we explored in Part 1, I believe that something needs to be done soon in order to help the players walking around the National Football League maximize their potential through the optimization of their movement strategies respective of their individual characteristics. In my experience working primarily with NFL players over the last 6 years,…

Football Speed vs. Track Speed: Part 2

Biomechanical differences between track and football acceleration Track VS. Football field Head; Down VS. Up Eyes; Down/low/ahead VS. Always up and constantly changing position to allow for processing which will likely lead to some additional movement side to side at other links of the body Face/neck; Relaxed with no tension VS. Very, very tense (you…

Play of the Week – Week 4

As part of something I want to do for the blog throughout the NFL season, I will be selecting one play each week where I felt as though special movement was displayed. In the post I will then breakdown some things that I felt contributed to the movement performance. In my normal fashion, I will…

Wax On, Wax Off: The Way to Movement Mastery?

If we optimize on-field movement efficiency, we can maximize athletic performance. As mentioned numerous times in previous blogs, we know that technique is never constant because when you are changing your physical traits, you are also changing the way that you display your current physical capabilities (i.e. strength, speed, etc) in the execution of the…