Is Sprint Technique Training Necessary?


Stefan Ijmker wrote: “Some Mass-spring model adherents say that technique training should be dropped. (for example look at ). Is this controversial?” I do not know if it is controversial, but I need to see what their reasoning is. If they mean what we traditionally consider technique training, endless Mach Drills done incorrectly then I would agree. I need to go that site and read their argument. Here is another exapmle of words and the meaning of words. What is exactly meant by technique training in the sprints? One thing that I do know is that running fast or slow is a motor skill, because it is a motor skill it is subject to the laws of motor learning. I will keep an open mind and look at their argument.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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