I was watching the Lakers/Spurs game the other night.
The speed, agility and coordination of those athletes is
amazing, isn’t it?
One thing I noticed was that most of the players had
their knees bent all the time.
And they were bent a lot. Probably close to 135 degrees
They were bent when they were on defense. They were
bent when they were running. And they were bent when
they got tired.
Bending the knees allows you to start quicker and to
change direction faster.
When you’re running, you can stop quicker and then
be ready to jump, cut, or shoot.
Soccer is a lot like basketball. It takes great agility
It usually isn’t the fastest person
who gets to the ball first. It is the person who
moves first who gets there.
When I watch teams practice, they stand with
their legs straight most of the time. If they practice
this way, they will compete this way.
Work with your team or child to keep their knees
bent. Encourage them to do it when they are passing,
shooting, or exercising.
Soon, they will have developed the strength to hold
that position for a full 90 minutes.
Do it, and watch their game sky rocket!