Sprint Positions In Football

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Safety of Starting Sprint Positions in American Football In “What is the Safest Sprint Starting Position for American Football Players?,” a scientific research article, authors Bruno Bonnechere, Benoit Beyer, Marcel Rooze, and Jan Serge Van Sint explain their elaborate plan to find the safest sprint starting position for American football players. Three starting sprint positions are used in the experiment: 4-point, 3-point, and 2-point positions (Bonnechere, Beyer, Rooze, Sint, 2014). Sport-related concussions run aimlessly throughout American football and scientists test sprint starting positions in hopes of decreasing the number of those concussions. Sprint starting positions influence a player’s kinetic energy and view of the football field. By using multiple people to demonstrate the three …show more content…
The initial positions and motions were used to deduce how likely a single football player is to experience a concussion with each stance. It is later concluded that the 4-point position poses many dangers for American football players due to the increased likelihood of concussions. Thus, 2-point and 3-point sprint positions are the better choice for football players although they can negatively affect performance. As a result of poor performance, safer sprint positions tend to be frowned upon by audiences because they cause players to encounter reduced speed. Sprint positions are merely the ways a football player positions himself on the line of play immediately before the ball is snapped. The player can stand straight up with both feet on the ground, crouched with one hand and both feet touching the ground, or completely bent over with all hands and feet in contact with the field. “Prior to motion capture, an experienced football player first demonstrated the initial positions to adopt,” (Bonnechere et al., 2014). An experienced football player

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