Developing an athlete for Football.

Discussion in 'High School Football' started by SportsPower, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. SportsPower

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    The development of an athlete starts at youth. Young, white High School athletes should play Basketball and run Track to prepare them for football as opposed to playing Baseball and Soccer. High School athletes should play Basketball and run Track instead of Baseball and Soccer because Basketball & Track better develop Speed-Strength (Power), and agility more that Baseball and Soccer.


    Basketball is a form of Plyometrics which teaches/trains the muscles to contract more powerfully. Plyometrics training (Bounds, Jumps, Box/Depth Jumps) is considered by Sports Scientists, elite athletes and Strength & Conditioning experts to be the most important and effective method of training to develop power and speed to excel in sports. Science has proven that the best way to improve sprint and jumping ability is through Plyometrics.


    Research testing of athletes shows a correlation between jumping and sprinting ability. Athletes who have a high vertical can also sprint fast. So when an athlete develops jumping power by playing Basketball, they also develop the strength & speed components needed for sprinting and developing powerful legs and hips.


    Young, white athletes should also try out for the Track teams's sprint events (100m, 200m, 400m). This way they learn how to sprint properly and train for speed. If they can't participate, they should ask the Track coach for a speed training program for sports.


    Young athletes who want to play football at the WR, DB's positions should think Track and Basketball which develop power, speed and agility in the legs. Forget Baseball and Soccer--sports that don't prepare you for football competition.


    We need to re-program our kids to become better athletes if we are to make in-roads into sports dominance and once again be considered great athletes. Baseball and Soccer is not the way. The formula above is a better plan to create faster, stronger, more powerful and competitive white athletes. The next step to building better athletes is to devise a superior training program that is designed to develop optimal sports power. The objective is to augument the number of white athletes who can win sprint races, and jump as high as those athletes who are considered to be elite.
     
  2. Colonel_Reb

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    I agree, Sportspower. I would also like to see some coaches who believe in equality, and will give whites a fair shake.
     
  3. kevin

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    you know the aclu might get involved, but you can tell them that you are justtring to create an equal playing field between blacks and white is the sports world, just like these black scolarship are intended to create and equal playing field in the classroom. It is part of affirmative action.
     
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    Yeah, Kevin, I know what you mean, kind of like the United Negro College Fund. I wonder what would be said if someone created a United Caucasian College Fund?
     
  5. IceSpeed

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    I think athletes should be encouraged to play sports of all types and pick whatever ones they like best. I feel that great football players can benefit from previous experience in soccer, or even spring soccer during the fall season. I believe that playing football as if it were a job(spring practices, all year around preparation, and doing everything to revolve around football) takes away from the purity and amateurism of youth/high school athletics that make them so beneficial and memorable. Soccer is great cross training as it keeps athletes in good all around condition. Baseball is fun and does train explosiveness and speed at times. However, I agree with Sports Power, Baseball players should do additional in-season work on speed and agility for the fall football season. Athletes should not be mass produced in my opinion. Its effective, and the Communists seem to have success with it, but by taking part of athlete's free will away, sports hold less meaning. Athlete should not be developed, but rather choose to improve. They should choose to commence a plyometric training program.
    P.S. I think boxing and wrestling are better preparation sports for football than basketball because of the common mental aspects of those sports. Boxing could be rougher(I would not know how rough boxing is), but wrestling resembles line play more.
     
  6. sunshine

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    Very interesting take Sportspower. I agree with your premise that something drastic needs to be applied to young white athletes so that they can once again start making a real mark in sports like football and basketball. I think track training overrides the other aspects and as we know few whites run sprints anymore.. I think the need for explosive speed and jumping are the two areas far and above the most important areas that need addressing. Only thing I am not sure of is take on soccer and baseball. Soccer requires tremendous agility and baseball players who man speed positions are generally more limber than football players. But it cannot be stressed enough that young white athletes have to focus on speed and jumping and quickness and agility. How they get there is open to debate but the way things are going needs to be changed at fundamental levels.
     
  7. sunshine

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    The problem with baseball is that there is too much standing around. Too many white kids look to be pitchers, catchers and power hitters. Even many in the more speed oriented positions don't take foot speed sreiously enough.Same is true in basketball where shooting generallytakes precedence. Instead I would like to see white kids change the way they approach sports altogether and primarily focus on fast twich muscle improving activities. Heck if it was up to me I would make it mandatory all white kids run sprints in track. And high jump, triple jump and long jump.
     
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    Those are all valid points sunshine. Hopefully more people will be reading them in the future and will be able to impact the future of whites in sports, beginning in high school, and even earlier.
     

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