Maximal velocity is the fastest speed a soccer player can obtain. A gain in top speed will allow a soccer player to gain an edge in their competition.
Training top speed requires running tall and quick recovery of the heel. A drill that emphasizes a quick recovery of the heel and being tall is the claw drill.
In the Champion’s QUEST speed clinics, the program is dedicated to increasing top speed through drills such as the claw drill.
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Coach Angela Garcia, Soccer Assistant Coach