Resisted sprint training—using a hills, sled, parachute, bands or a belt—can be an excellent training method to increase speed in your athletes.
The benefits of resisted sprints include recruitment of more muscle fibers, increased load in hip extensor muscles and increased neural activation.
Resistance sprints would be classified as anything where an athlete is running, but with an extra resistance added. Adding resistance to sprints requires greater force to move at high speeds. There are several different categories when it come to resistance types to use when sprinting.
Hill sprints have a variety of significant benefits. They:
strengthen your running muscles and connective tissues
increase your stride power
make you less likely to suffer a seriousrunning injury
improve your running economy (or efficiency)
Youth Resistance Sprints classes helps teach young athletes early fundamentals of expressing more power and improving acceleration speed. The class is for athletes playing Rugby League, AFL, Soccer, Basketball, Touch Footy, Baseball, and Athletics.