HOOVER SPEED CLINIC
Hoover Speed Clinic is a two-day clinic focused on everything FAST.
In sport, speed is King and it's a skill that can be developed.
The theme of this clinic "Speed = Force production in the right direction"
Led by Edmonton Eskimo's starting safety Jordan Hoover this clinic will give participants an opportunity to work closely on the elements that develop speed in any sport. This clinic is open to athletes currently in Gr. 8 to Gr. 12. We're accepting only 24 registrations. 12 for each 1.5-hour slot so that we can work closely with each athlete and create customized plans
Weight Room Session @ 17 Barbells Strength and Conditioing
Saturday, April 4 @ 11am - 12:30pm
Saturday, April 4 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
On Field Session @ Northern Community Centre
Sunday, April 5 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 5 @ 5:30pm - 7pm
For athletes currently in Gr. 8 - Gr. 12
Cost is $130 per athlete
Clinic Tshirt included
Choose one training time per day
Clinic limit is 24 athletes 12 per Session
Session 1 on Saturday April 4 @ 17 Barbells Strength and Conditioning.
1. Posture and Position
Speed is a product of posture, posture is a product of hours addressing Iso-stability and cervical loading. The athlete's ability to not only get into the right positions - mobility - but maintain the proper posture can minimize force bleeding. This is not your typical "core" or "flexibility" routine.
2. Primal Movements
Improving the proficiency of primal movement patterns through strength training develops an increase in force production across all three axes.
Each athlete will leave with a customized plan for speed development they can perform in the weight room
3. Compensatory Acceleration Training
Moving weights at maximum speed enhances an athlete's ability to instantaneously achieve maximal contracture. With enough reps the athlete learns to move faster, directly affecting sprinting mechanics.
Session 2 on Sunday April 5 @ Northern Community Centre
1. Top End Speed Opportunity
Establishing an athlete's baseline score from various speed, agility, and change of direction drills gives the clinic coaches an opportunity to eliminate basic mechanical errors. When the athlete can overcome two limiting factors; mechanics and efficiency they can begin to expand their top-end speed.
2. Rest Makes Perfect
Speed Training does not mean Conditioning. For an athlete to increase their speed they must run FAST. To run fast the athlete must be recovered from the previous attempt. There is a time and place to condition however most coaches overuse conditioning methodology in their practices. Sorry coach but those pre-practice and post-practice laps or down backs are making your athletes slow.
3. Quality over Quantity
Take a lesson from the Pro - it's not what you do, it's how well you do it. Everyone is capable of improving speed. Speed is a neural quality which means when an athlete learns to apply the principles of speed development in a drill it will translate into more speed AND strength.