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How do I prevent receivers from slowing down prior to the catch?

Many times speed development neglects to train the subtle nuances that occur on the field, like when a receiver (or any player) is running down field with his head turned to track a ball (or to see anything behind him for that matter). The slightest head turn can really slow a player down. More than likely this is the case with many skill players. To remedy this, integrate half the speed exercise repetitions to include running straight ahead with the eyes looking back. Ensure the athletes have a safe and clear path, and get them running at top speed. Stability, sense of direction and coordination will be tasked from this simple tweak.

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