Stick That Landing

Knee injuries. The bane of court and field sports.

Deceleration. How to slow down, land, and change direction while speeding up.

This is a skill which must be practiced over and over.

Learning how to land is critical.

Here is a great article on landing for gymnasts, but it applies to all athletes.

The take home point are:

1. Learn to squat.

2. Learn to apply the squat stance to two- and one-legged landings.

3. Practice deceleration.

4. Use a video camera to learn exactly what you are doing and fix it!

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