This graphic has generated almost 1,000,000 shares on Facebook and over 18K retweets on Twitter, thanks in part to a blog called High School Sports Stuff. Kudos to that gentleman for bringing attention to this graphic and the interesting topic of multi-sport participation vs specialization in high school sports. But I would like to give credit where credit is […]
13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part II: Outdoor Track, the 200, 400 and Football Below are portions of an article written by Tony Holler, Head Track & Field Coach at Plainfield North High School. The full article can be viewed on Freelap.com. Coach Holler was gracious enough to allow us to use his article and viewpoints here and […]
13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part I: Indoor Track, the 100 and 40 yard dash Below are portions of an article written by Tony Holler, Head Track & Field Coach at Plainfield North High School. The full article can be viewed on Freelap.com. Coach Holler was gracious enough to allow us to use his article and viewpoints here […]
Great blog article written by Tony Holler called 10 Reasons to Join the Track Team. This article takes a close look at how track and field can be beneficial to multi-sport high school athletes, particularly football players. Coaches, parents and athletes please take note.
According to ESPN’s QBR rating the top 5 quarterbacks are: Blake SimsMarcus MariotaDeshawn WatsonNick MarshallTaysom Hill What’s interesting about this list is all five of college football’s top rated quarterbacks have high school track and field backgrounds and four have high school basketball experience. Typically the quarterback position is not one defined by athletes with sprinting and jumping […]
Is Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett the next Jadeveon Clowney? Might Garrett actually become a more dominant player and pass rusher? Perhaps…take a look at their side-by-side physical comparison. It appears Clowney might be a little faster, look at that 100 meter and 40 yard dash time…wow…and Garrett a bit more powerful, very solid throwing performances.
Recently we looked at recruiting classes throughout the Big Ten, keep in mind the conference has expanded to 14 teams. So this was not a small amount of research and we totaled 305 recruits across the 14 teams. Specifically we looked at multi-sport participation and track participation by recruits. KEY STATS: * Overall multi-sport participation […]
Recently we crunched 2014 recruiting data on the five “power” teams from both the SEC Conference and Big Ten Conference. What we found was 40 yard dash averages, gathered from ESPN, Rivals and team sites, was nearly identical across the two conferences. So taking 40 times to try to establish a speed differential between SEC and Big Ten […]
Okay let’s try this again… Introducing TrackingFootball’s proprietary athletic rating system: The Player Athletic Index (PAI)Now that we understand the Player Athletic Index let’s try it out with a couple of new SEC and old SEC running backs. TrackingFootball’s Search Player Results: Leonard Fournette’s TrackingFootball Profile: Todd Gurley’s TrackingFootball Profile: Tre Mason’s TrackingFootball Profile: Bo […]
LSU’s 2014 super recruit Leonard Fournette has been favorably compared to several of the SEC’s all-time great running backs. How can Fournette possibly be compared to the likes of Bo Jackson or Herschel Walker when he hasn’t even played a down of SEC-ball? Is it even fair? Not really. Can he even be compared with Georgia’s current stud running back Todd Gurley or […]