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How can I improve my ability to transition from a slide tackle to a sprint?

One drill to incorporate into your speed training is an excise called atypical starts.  Atypical starts are sprints, but you are starting in an unconvential way.  For instance, starting in a seated position will be an example of an atypical start position.  Once in an atypical start position, quickly get out from the starting position and into a sprint.  When getting up from a seated position, quickly roll to one side, push yourself up with your arms, lean your body forward, and break into a sprint. Avoid standing up straight when getting up; stay low and begin to move towards the finish line.  Some other positions to start in include lying on your backs, resting on your knees, lying on your side, etc.  Be creative by putting yourself in different starting postions.

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