Monday, November 28, 2016

Episode #8 - Matt Gifford: Speed Mafia

Matt is a Performance Coach at NXLevel Athletics (Home of JJ Watt) in Waukesha, WI.  Matt is known for his knowledge and ability to develop speed, and in this episode we discuss all things speed - from what he see's as the biggest mistakes in acceleration, max velocity, some of his favorite speed progressions, and how to use cueing and imagery through external cueing.
Matt also discusses how he uses his assessment/evaluation as a starting point with his athletes, and some of the aspects he pulls away from this assessment to transfer to a smarter, more specific training program. Finally, Matt discusses some of the biggest influences in his coaching career and who he follows to continue to sharpen his coaching sword.
Matt brings a unique ability to transfer many principles from track and field and make them applicable for team sport athletes.  Come learn many of the technical and mechanical needs to develop and harness speed in your athletes!


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