Progressive Skill Development Using the Split Step Coach Series of Products
BEG Level offers athletes, who have not trained with SSC devices, the following challenges:
1. A simple and fun experience of introducing athletes to sensory-motor training.
2. Ways to generate timing for general footwork movements used in particular sports (i.e. ground strokes, volleys, and overheads in tennis).
3. A training environment for combining movement with stroke development (i.e. melding of split step, movement, and stroke production).
4. Movements involved in learning to time and hit an imaginary ball, or puck.
5. Challenges that improve agility and balance for all students, while improving sports specific conditioning.
6. Tracking skills necessary in watching a ball, puck or object at far end of playing area while moving to intercept that object at the proper time and location.
7. An introduction to lateral movements required for specific sports (i.e. 3rd baseman in baseball covering a bunt, pop-up or drive down the line).
8. Sports specific movements use in conjunction with stroke development, (i.e. coach can focus on stroke development while player is doing footwork).
9. And a good warm-up for the start of training sessions (i.e. college COMBINE testing).
INT Level offers athletes, who have acquired skills mentioned in the BEG Level, the following challenges:
1. Faster tempos and shorter times than in BEG Level, with additional random directional work.
2. A learning platform that allows the athletes to practice and realize the importance of landing on the ‘outer foot’ when moving away from a defensive athlete, or towards a ball or puck coming from an offensive athlete.
3. Introducing ‘Patterns of Play’ with combinations of movements seen in real contests such as tennis, soccer, basketball or lacrosse; in other words multiple moves to new locations and execution of various shots.
4. Developing sports specific movements for doubles and/or team strategies during drills.
5. Learning to develop the timing for hitting, kicking, slapping or catching balls on the run.
6. Building aerobic conditioning for sport specific movements with repetition of movement.
ADV Level offers athletes, who have acquired skills mentioned in the INT Level, the following challenges:
1. Still faster tempos and shorter times with random directions to all parts of the playing area.
2. Extending lateral movements so as to cover more of the playing area.
3. Continuing to hone and extend the number of ‘Patterns of Play’.
4. Perfect the timing and movement for hitting balls on the run with emphasis on recovery.
5. Smoothing out the movements so as to conserve energy and body wear & tear.
6. Analyzing videotape for improving the actual timing and execution of movements and strokes.
7. Building a sports specific conditioning program for athletes.