4.4 Pure Acceleration Teaching Tips

Acceleration training will improve a beginners athlete’s total body strength. The anchor mechanics used by the Parisi system place an athletic demand on the body. This raw demand which is contained in the mere practice of acceleration builds the relative body weight strength of youth athletes. The mechanical drills used to reinforce the 45 degree body and shin angle are paired with an emphasis on applying maximum force into the ground. As athletes are continuously coached through this focal point they learn how ‘to attack’ the ground. This piston-like application along with a stable core and explosive arm action supports the other key focal points of acceleration which is that the athlete must drive their hips forward while the opposing leg fully extends.