2,097 rushing yards on the season with 12 TDs. 3.30 batting average with 118 runs. 262 three point field goals with 746 free throws completed. (Adrian Peterson 2012, Bryce Harper 2015, James Harden 2016).
Being afforded the opportunity to put all of these athletes through their pre-combine warm-ups has inspired me to write today’s blog in hopes to continue to educate our youth and our coaches on the impact various warm-up styles have on an athlete’s performance.
In honor of the NFL Combine on February 28, and in conjuction with BodyBuilder.com and MuscleTech, we will be releasing two videos each week on how to improve your time and technique in the 40 yard dash, 3 cone drill, vertical jump, 225 bench press, shuttle run, and broad jump. Many athletes think they are fast, but are they NFL fast?
I've coached basketball players and track athletes for years. Some of them have achieved amazing things. Some have not. The key difference? Those who are truly great are great all the time, even during the off-season. These are the athletes who retain their focus even when the goal is a long way off.
The rest often fall victim to one or more of these three common off-season errors.
Seems like every year the recruiting process starts earlier and earlier. Waiting until your senior year is not advised as many athletes around the country are getting a jump start via email. College camps and combines are a great way to gauge your measureables and meet coaches, but you simply can't travel the nation and see everybody; the same applies to coaches.