Are young field sport athletes being exposed to multidirectional movement training? With an emphasis usually placed on linear speed & endurance, coaches and trainers often fail or neglect to introduce lateral and cross over movement patterns into their practices.
Field sport athletes are often required to change directions rapidly to keep up with the erratic tempo and pace of an actual game. Invariably, athletes in sports like soccer, lacrosse and field hockey have to aggressively decelerate and then re-accelerate from varying angles.
Introducing proper deceleration and cutting techniques at young ages can significantly improve athletic movement qualities while minimizing the risk of non-contact related injuries.