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How can I improve my ability to accelerate up field?

There are many drills that can assist in increasing your ability to accelerate up field. One good drill is resisted sprints. This drill helps to improve acceleration and maximal speed. This drill requires a resistance cord that will go around your waist as well as a partner to hold on to the cord. As you sprint forward, your partner is being towed behind you to apply backwards resistance. This will assist in forcing your body to recruit more muscle, faster which will translate to a game, when the body does not have the extra external force resisting movement.

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