Developing Speed in Players’ Offseason Work

Revered high school coach Dan Casey shows us his unique approach to play­er devel­op­ment, and why he empha­sizes speed over conditioning.

Developing Speed in Players’ Offseason Work

Revered high school coach Dan Casey shows us his unique approach to play­er devel­op­ment, and why he empha­sizes speed over conditioning.

Take this time to learn. (0:40)

In set­ting the table for your ath­letes these next few months, Casey says take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to study what oth­ers are doing and see what you can apply.

With strat­e­gy, everything’s cycli­cal. (3:00)

When it comes to trends in the game, don’t chase the fla­vor of the month. Try first look­ing to the past. Casey says what’s old is often new all over again.

Is the game going back the oth­er way? (4:40)

Casey dis­cuss­es whether the suc­cess of Kyle Shanahan’s scheme with the 49ers could influ­ence teams to go back under center.

Casey’s Fast, Focus, Finish” Pyramid (7:00)

We take a look at Casey’s unique teach­ing pro­gres­sion with his off­sea­son play­er development.

Can’t get in the weight room? Sprint and jump. (10:05)

Why doesn’t Casey like the term con­di­tion­ing”? He explains why he pri­or­i­tizes strength and speed over endurance.

Don’t have a sec­ond sport? Get on the track. (14:25)

Casey, who’s also his school’s track and field coach, talks about the sport’s influ­ence on how he devel­ops play­ers in his foot­ball program.

Getting ath­letes out of the fan” mind­set. (16:05)

Casey shares advice on get­ting your play­ers out of the mind­set of watch­ing film as a fan”. One unique method he uses involves watch­ing col­lege or NFL games with Bingo” cards. 

Return of the Triple Option? (19:10)

The Flexbone is an uncon­ven­tion­al offense, but it’s got its fin­ger­prints every­where, includ­ing reign­ing NFL MVP Lamar Jackson. Casey says to keep an eye on this trend.