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What would you give to guarantee your team played lower at the point of contact, used their hands better, and dominated the line of scrimmage?
A recent study of line play, mid-season, after 3 weeks with the PowerDrive indicated a 37% improvement in Pad Level, Separation, and Control of the Line of Scrimmage.
BSN SPORTS and PowerDrive Training Products have joined forces to place the PowerDrive (aka The Beast) on campuses across the country. Contact your BSN SPORTS Sales Pro today to see how The Beast can improve your team’s play on the field in only a few weeks!
Since the invention of the blocking sled 90 years ago, football coaches have used football training equipment to teach and strengthen proper movement and technique. Yet, 90 years later, football players continue to use poor form. Simply put, they play too high. Could it be that the training equipment is partially to blame?
If you think about it, practically all football training equipment provides sliding resistance. Whether dragged or pushed, the resistance is provided by the combination of weight and friction as it slides across the ground. The problem is sliding an object across the ground does not necessarily engage the hips. When challenged with a sliding object, the athlete's back tends to round and the athlete more-or-less leans into the resistance. Plus, movement becomes easier once in motion. In order to "roll" an object against resistance, the hips must work downwards with each step and the hands work upwards with the rolling motion. This combination of movements is precisely the awkward movement that is so hard to coach. Rolling resistance more precisely matches the interaction that happens at the point of contact in football, under the rim in basketball, out of the blocks in track, and in many movements in most other sports.
Objectively speaking, in 90 years, sliding resistance has not contributed to better trained athletes. Playing high is still a time-consuming, coaching challenge. Most football training equipment appears to be offering the same (sliding) thing over and over and expecting different results. Rolling resistance actually makes better athletes because it requires proper use of the hips. The difference between good athletes and great athletes is their ability to use their hips.
The good news is that a new, patented training tool that incorporates rolling resistance has been invented. The training tool is called the PowerDrive. The secret to the PowerDrive lies in its round, sand filled, ballast tank which is wrapped in a padded outer cover. Rolling resistance is created as the sand is forced to reshuffle in the tank as it rolls. The sand aggressively pushes back and never gains momentum. The PowerDrive is a game-changer.
Now is the time to experience the paradigm shift to rolling resistance. Train your athletes with cutting-edge training equipment. Buy a training tool that doesn’t just talk about results, but can measurably quantify results on the field and on the game video in only a few weeks. Call (512) 271-7693 today and give your athletes the benefit of the latest, greatest training tool available.
Power at the point of attack depends on the competitor's ability to transfer power from the ground into the opponent. Strength, speed, and quickness do little good if the force is not delivered in the most direct and efficient manner. There are countless ways to deliver but only one way is the best way. Success depends on the competitor's ability to master the best way to transfer power. Rolling the PowerDrive teaches the athlete the "best way" to transfer power from the ground, through his body, into an opponent.
The PowerDrive is the only piece of training equipment that is a valuable football training tool both during the season and the off-season. During the season, the PowerDrive hones and strengthens proper movement of the body, hands, and feet to control an opposing athlete. During the off season, athletes neither block nor tackle the PowerDrive. The only instruction necessary is simply to say, “roll it.” The effort necessary to roll it offers tremendous cardiovascular conditioning, and the techniques necessary to roll it precisely mimic the most efficient movement necessary to control an opposing athlete.
Proficiency can be measured during the season by grading play at the point of contact – pad level, arm extension, the ability to maintain the line of scrimmage and the measure of control of the opponent – before using the PowerDrive and again after a few weeks of “rolling it.” Proficiency can be measured in the off-season by timing distance rolled. Footwork can be enhanced by rolling the PowerDrive through a prescribed course.
The secret to the PowerDrive’s success as a football training tool is that when properly weighted, the PowerDrive requires perfect technique to roll and sustain its roll. Like riding a bicycle, the body learns the correct movement on its own. Then with repeated usage, the PowerDrive strengthens the target movement beginning with the weakest link in the chain of muscles that connect the feet and hands. Ultimately, attacking the opponent with a low pad level, propping him up, achieving separation, and controlling him becomes second nature.
Proper weighting is achieved by adding and removing sand from the ballast tank inside the PowerDrive. The ballast tank is specifically designed to generate maximum resistance to movement. Too much sand and the PowerDrive will not roll. Too little sand and the athlete will be able to roll the PowerDrive by making contact above the center axis. When properly weighted, the PowerDrive is extremely difficult to roll and the athlete will find it necessary to stay low and make contact at about the center axis. Rolling it will require that the athlete use proper techniques – low center of gravity, good body lean, push and lift with the hands, full arm extension, and coordination between the feet and hands.
The body acts on a conscious level and reacts on a subconscious level. An athlete may understand the techniques needed to stuff or move an opponent on a conscious level but when reacting to the sudden movement of an opponent in a game situation the body will execute the movement that is locked away in the subconscious. For this reason it is critically important not to practice bad movement. Unlike most football equipment, the PowerDrive requires perfect movement from beginning to end. The PowerDrive teaches proper technique directly to the body by just rolling it - much like the way the body learns to ride a bicycle - so the proper movement will be the natural, subconscious reaction.
Other than engaging in full speed contact training drills, athletes find it difficult to simulate game day conditioning. Athletes can only take so much full speed contact without negative side effects. Running is great conditioning for running but the one-on-one struggle that goes on at the line of scrimmage requires its own kind of conditioning drills. The PowerDrive provides one-on-one, game day conditioning in heavy doses without repetitive impact.
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