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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Enhancing play low with pelvic drivers.
Play low. A lost, necessary part of blocking, tackling, fielding. It requires good T-spine, hip, knee, and ankle flexibility. The first picture is typical, with the ankles splayed because of poor dorsflexion. Permit no more than a 30 degree ER. Have the athlete squat as low as possible while maintaining good posture. Once there, instruct them to move the pelvis as described in the images. 4 to 5 sets of 30 seconds is good.