Training

Get Jacked! With Strength Coach Scott Umberger

Get fast tips on how to master the shuttle run

Get fast tips on how to master the shuttle run

Quote of the week:

If you hate your parents, the man or the establishment, don’t show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really want to rebel against your parents: out earn them, outlive them, and know more than they do.

– Henry Rollins

Now that school has started it’s that time again..  Seniors, before you know it the season will be here.  Trust an “old guy” it will be over before you know it.

I have a very very basic intro to the pro shuttle that is done in combines all over the country.  Take in mind that it takes hours of instruction and more hours of practicing the technique to master the pro shuttle.

If I did a complete video on the pro shuttle it would probably be over 30 minutes long.  Being part of ADD nation, you wouldn’t watch that so I shortened it up to a Cliff Notes version…

Here’s the intro video: What is the pro shuttle and can my team use it in my team testing?

Pro Shuttle Coaching Points

Starting basics

Final points on the start

The spiderman move which will greatly decrease your time at the turns

Wrapping it up:  A final point about using the proper amount of steps..

Start out by walking through the start.  Get used to the “A Skip” because it is an essential part of being an athlete.  If you don’t use the A skip properly when playing, you are losing steps to your opponent. Yes, I said steps not inches. Next master the spiderman and you will do pretty well on the Pro Shuttle.

Next time I will have a basic intro that will help shave of tenths of that brutal 40 time of yours..

__________________________

Scott Umberger is the owner of Umberger Performance and can be reached through www,umbergerperformance.com or email at scottumberger@gmail.com

Scott has worked with high school, college (athletes from 20 different NCAA schools), and professional athletes(MLL, NHL-ECL, MLB, CHL, NFL, NBA, World Championship Games, and Arena Football I & II), 3 All-Americans (track, swimming, hockey), a Biletnikoff Trophy Winner (top DI Football Receiver), 2 Hobe Baker Trophy Finalist-top 3 and top 10 (Heisman Trophy of College Hockey), a top 10 NCAA scorer in Men’s Hockey, a member of the USA U-22 Woman’s Team, FINA Master World Championship Qualifying Swimmer, current Olympic Hopeful Javelin Thrower, ECAC/IC4A qualifying track hurdler.

About the author

Umberger

5 Comments

  • Scott-
    Would you recommend coaches use the shuttle run in tryouts as a test for incoming players? Many of the techniques look like they could take some time for kids to master so I'm debating whether or not to use them as a gauge of speed right off the bat.

    Any insight you might have would be appreciated. What's the best way to use this drill?

  • Scott-
    Would you recommend coaches use the shuttle run in tryouts as a test for incoming players? Many of the techniques look like they could take some time for kids to master so I'm debating whether or not to use them as a gauge of speed right off the bat.

    Any insight you might have would be appreciated. What's the best way to use this drill?

  • Foot should NEVER go past the line, extra steps past 20 yds waste time. 2nd hand cannot be touching down also, that is a DQ, these are very inefficient movement patterns in the shuttle.

Leave a Comment