[PODCAST] Coach and Coordinator: Dr. Ken Clark (8/8/17)

By Katelyn Lemen | Posted 8/8/2017

Dr. Ken Clark joins Joe Eisenmann and Keith Grabowski on today’s High Performance edition of the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast. Dr. Clark has a PhD in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics, researches human performance and is a strength and conditioning coach. He also serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester (Pa.) University. In the podcast, he discusses speed development and training.

Show notes

  • 1:32      How much of a difference a coach make in players' speed
  • 2:46      Key components of building a speed program
  • 5:58      Drills to help top-end speed
  • 10:02    Posture in dynamic warmups
  • 13:14     Importance of recovery between sprints
  • 15:55    Why you shouldn't mix conditioning with speed training
  • 16:29    The research and importance of ground reaction forces
  • 20:14    Strength training and plyometrics to improve speed mechanics
  • 24:38    3 takeaways for improving speed

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Related:  USA Football's Acceleration and Speed course led by noted speed coach Bill Parisi