- Assume starting position with your body at approximately 45-degree angle
- Drive off your back leg to begin sprinting
- Continue sprinting with powerful arm and leg drive for specified distance
Sets/Distance: 2×30 yards; upon completion of sled drives, perform two unloaded sprints for same distance
Coaching Points: Stay tall // Focus on pushing through the ground behind you as soon as your foot strikes the ground // Drive your arms forward and back as fast as possible
Barlow: "The sled drags help with Andre's running form for absolute speed. The sled pulls from behind and allows him to get into an upright posture, which reinforces proper running mechanics. Hopefully, those proper techniques will carry over into the free runs, so it becomes automatic for him when he's running the bases."
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