Track Speed Translates Into Football Speed

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Source: American Football International

We have a monthly speed feature in FNF Coaches Magazine, and one of the things I’ve found most surprising is how many coaches encourage their players to join track teams in the spring.

For some reason, I assumed high school football coaches preferred to have their athletes participate in the spring strength and conditioning program — rather than play other sports. Such has not been the case.

American Football International makes the case that track speed is transferable to the football field and provides examples of players — such as Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson and Robert Griffin III — who excelled on the track before starring in the NFL.

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