Damian Harper: Deceleration: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Movementby Track Football Consortium TFC
The modern athlete is bigger, faster, and stronger than ever. Their sprints, jumps, lateral movements, and cuts will become greater. However, you can't do one with the other. Acceleration needs deceleration. An athlete with sudden or abrupt deceleration improves their odds of a serious injury.
The best way to prepare athletes for acceleration is through deceleration training. ... In order to help athletes slow down from fast positions and reduce injury risks, athletes should practice deceleration drills that involve lowering their center of gravity, cutting, and maintaining an athletic stance.
In this course, Sports Scientist and Ph.D."Deceleration Performance" consultant, Damian Harper, shows viewers the important aspects of Deceleration. He breaks down Deceleration into 4 parts; Deceleration ability, demands of deceleration, qualities needed to decelerate, and how we can develop deceleration abilities.
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Damian Harper is a senior lecturer and course leader of the MSc Strength & Conditioning program at York St John University in York, U.K. He is an accredited sport and exercise scientist (BASES) and strength and conditioning coach (UKSCA). Damian is currently studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Central Lancashire, examining “the determinants of proficient deceleration.” He is also currently the lead for physical performance conditioning at one of the Football Associations’ Tier 1 Regional Talent Clubs (RTCs) for the development of elite girls’ soccer in the U.K.