The 2 pt acceleration stick sprint can be classified as an attractor (Bosch) or self limiting drill (cook) that allows the athlete to create a more mindful feeling state. The stick limits rotation while also creating context for trunk stability and torso position. Drills like the stick sprint, allow the athlete an opportunity to self organize. As arm action is taken away and the torso is kept relatively stable (yes, I understand a need for reciprocal or counter-rotation) the athlete establishes a new level of awareness during the sprint. Much attention now goes to hip, thigh and heel positions and allows us to properly allocate powerful efforts into the acceleration pattern.
I would advice implementing this drill in the off-season to help further elaborate off of common faults such such as:
-"Wild" head position
-Soft core or lack of torso stability
-Excessively low torso position
-Poor push or pop through ground
-lack of awareness towards heel recovery
and front side thigh action
-"Oak Tree" midline
-"Punch the ground away"
-"Pop thigh to sky"
-Use early in the off-season
-Use until athlete eventually self corrects
-Contrast with free (non-stick) sprints or hit a few reps as a warm up
-Must have baseline levels of mobility, stability and strength
-Create context with other aspects/ drills in your program
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*Further elaboration in my upcoming DVD/Book