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Her uncles should know a thing or two about increasing leg speed.

Are they that out of shape already? :)

To be this passionate early about sports bodes well for your daughhter.

Cavern has a lot of good ideas. Strength is one thing, but explosion is the key. IMO, 12 is too young for weight training ... but she can do box jumps, pushing against resistance, controlled jumping exploding upward and forward. It's all about the core. She needs to strengthen her hips and abs.

Martial arts is another thing that help strengthen the core and balance ... with explosion. Judo helped me in football. Taek Kwon Do / Kick Boxing is another idea. Yoga is another way to strengthen the core.

Another idea: send her to Tony Bennett's basketball camp. I found learning good basketball fundamentals on defense helps one agility. It's in a confined space where quickness is everything. Don't send her to Roy's camp. She won't learn defense. :)

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Posted: 04/03/2020 at 9:33PM


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Any soccer parents care to give advice? -- rives 04/01/2020 10:39AM
  A contrarian view on P90X (link) -- Clark2 04/12/2020 7:58PM
  Depends what you want out of it. -- Lucius 04/10/2020 11:01AM
  Absolutely, but again if your motivated, most work -- GoochlandHoo 04/08/2020 2:02PM
  Thank you ** -- rives 04/08/2020 11:28AM
  Believe it or not -- rives 04/03/2020 1:05PM
  Asa follow up they work out 2/3 days a week -- rives 04/24/2020 11:00AM
  Blah thanks -- rives 04/04/2020 11:51AM
  CTB does many great things but his basketball camp -- HburgCav 04/04/2020 6:32PM
  I coach and play -- tyhoo 04/03/2020 5:34PM
  #8 was always my strategy ** -- HburgCav 04/04/2020 09:24AM
  Also core and glute strengthening ** -- CAVern 04/03/2020 12:03PM
  Where do you live? -- zee 04/02/2020 11:16AM
  Swva ** -- rives 04/02/2020 11:21AM
  (sorry meant for and reposted above) ** -- CAVern 04/03/2020 12:02PM
  Thank you very much ** -- rives 04/02/2020 10:25AM

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