5 Ways To Make Your HL Tape Standout

5 Ways To Make Your HL Tape Standout I’ve seen thousands of highlight films and the one thing I’ve picked up on is everyone is doing it wrong. I’m going to give you five things that are a must for any highlight tape. These five tips are going to make your highlight tape standout in a crazy busy crowd and …

Five Stages of the 40-Yard Dash

What is the 40 Yard Dash? The 40-yard dash is the gold standard for measuring speed for football players. Every player is looking for a way to shave valuable tenths of a second off of their time. I like to break down the 40 into five stages: the stance, first step, first ten yards, transition and finish. I’m going to break down each …

What is a High School Football Combine?

I’ve helped thousands of high school football players throughout their recruiting process and prepared them with all of the tools needed to play at the collegiate level. One thing I’m asked about the most are high school combines that are run all across the country. I’m pretty well versed in this area, having run and organized many combines over the last decade. Before getting …

SSI Review By Charlie Guthrie

The tone was set the second I turned into 14290-A Sullyfield Circle a little before 9 p.m. on a Friday night and saw the lights still on at The Sport and Speed Institute. Through the window Coach Justin Kavanaugh was on the turf spending extra time with Navy standouts Keenan Reynolds and Chris Swain going over some drills. They would …

Healthy and Focused Will Keep You on Track

This past week I received a call from one of my athlete’s parents inquiring about college recruiting and performance gains. Sounds innocent enough, but I nearly lost my cool speaking to the parents. Why, you ask? Because the athlete in question came to me just a few weeks ago following an injury; and here, just a few weeks later, it’s …

Goal Setting for the Year

Q:         How does an athlete set a goal? A lot of athletes have big dreams of playing at the college or Pro level. The attainment of these types of long-term dreams depends on one’s ability to consistently set and work towards specific goals. Multi-year goals require annual target setting. Think to yourself: If this year were coming to an end, …

The Role of a Coach

As a coach I hold the opportunity to work with athletes in the highest regard. Athletes all over the world have trusted me with the one thing they cherish most: their athletic dreams. As a coach, I have taken middle school kids and helped them make the travel team and high school kids earn college scholarships. I have prepared guys …