Articles by: Elliott Richardson

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RICHARDSON: Health or performance? What predicts success in football?

September 17, 2020 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

The most important evaluation tool at the NFL combine isn’t anything that happens on the field or on the bench press. It happens behind the scenes and doesn’t involve any tests that you can really get ready for. The series of tests that have the best prediction for success inRead More

Improving Acceleration Technique Part 1: Wall Drills

Improving Acceleration Technique Part 1: Wall Drills

September 13, 2020 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Wall drills Now that we know the some of the major mistakes that might be holding you back form the competition, lets look at some ways to improve it. Trying to improve your technique while running as fast as you can be hard because in order to run as fastRead More

In Season Training Considerations Part 1: SPEED!

In Season Training Considerations Part 1: SPEED!

September 12, 2020 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

😤😤 pic.twitter.com/oHz5gE3RtK — JHAVAUN BLAKE (@BlakeJhavoun) August 3, 2019 Twitter: CFC100 RB/FS Jhavoun Blake Most athletes have spent the better part of the last 6-8 months training hard for this upcoming season. They have trained in the gym to get stronger, done countless sprints to get faster, and worked theirRead More

Combine Training Tips Part 1: Winning your 40 yard stance

Combine Training Tips Part 1: Winning your 40 yard stance

August 26, 2020 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

The 40 yard dash is considered the most important test at the combine. With the emphasis on speed and athleticism in today’s game, coaches are finding ways to separate themselves from the competition. When you look at the NFL or CFL drafts, there’s a very strong relationship between 40 yardRead More

Training acceleration: Distancing yourself from the competition during COVID-19

Training acceleration: Distancing yourself from the competition during COVID-19

August 20, 2020 at 5:15 amby 0 comments

Training Acceleration Understanding the why The first step: maybe the most crucial component of every play. It helps decide who wins off the line, at the point of attack, coming out of a break, or winning off the line. Coaches love players with ‘a great first step’. Like anything explosiveRead More

Hill sprints: The cure all for acceleration

Hill sprints: The cure all for acceleration

August 13, 2020 at 6:40 amby 0 comments

Hill sprints: the cure all for acceleration Over the last few posts, I’ve covered a lot of information about acceleration training. We should now know that the ability to accelerate is crucial since it happens every play, if not multiple times per play, and occurs more often then top speed.Read More

Improving Acceleration Technique Part 2: March & Skip Drills

Improving Acceleration Technique Part 2: March & Skip Drills

July 26, 2020 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Improving acceleration technique Part 2: March & Skip drills Now that you’ve had time to work on your technique with your body weight supported by the wall, it’s now time to get off the wall and start challenging your technique. This series of drills helps bring the wall to theRead More

Improving your acceleration technique: Don’t drive with the brakes on!

Improving your acceleration technique: Don’t drive with the brakes on!

July 16, 2020 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Hopefully you’re all taking advantage of the nicer weather and putting into practice the acceleration program I laid out last.

Offseason for Football: Be a multi-sport athlete

Offseason for Football: Be a multi-sport athlete

July 6, 2020 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

CFC Prospect Game CFC100 ATH Jaxson Zurby (Above) Now that everyone is in the offseason, it’s important to start thinking about next year to get better. On top of getting bigger, faster and stronger this offseason, you should remember to become a more complete player as well. One of theRead More

Distancing yourself from your competition during COVID-19

Distancing yourself from your competition during COVID-19

June 28, 2020 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Introduction Every challenge presents an opportunity. This is what we’re going through at this moment with COVID-19. I think that it’s important to mention that I’m not talking about people who are at the front lines of this pandemic, or those that have faced unemployment or changes in lifestyle sinceRead More

In-Season Training Part 2: Strength

In-Season Training Part 2: Strength

September 25, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Part 2: Strength training in-season In the first part of this series, I talked about the main athletic qualities that an athlete and coach should look to improve or maintain during the season, and how long it takes to lose them.  To review: Maximal Speed (detrains in 5-7 days) MaximalRead More

CFC welcomes Strength and Conditioning Coach Elliott Richardson on staff

CFC welcomes Strength and Conditioning Coach Elliott Richardson on staff

August 1, 2019 at 8:00 amby 0 comments

Photo Credit: cfl.ca by CFC Scout Canadafootballchat.com is pleased to welcome Elliott Richardson on staff, who’ll be producing articles that educate high school prospects across the nation about proper strength and conditioning techniques. Richardson has spent the last seven years as the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Acadia, but also bringsRead More

 
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