If an athlete hits every spacing does it mean they’ll achieve that time or distance?
Probably, but not definitely. There are too many variables at play. The most effective approach is to use the blueprints as guides for progressing pushing ability and consistency for you and your athletes. If your 11.0 kid stops pushing after 3 steps they don't know what that means. But when they can see they're behind (or overstriding) the marks for that 11.0 spacing, it gives them something visible to use to work through the reasons. I often use the spacings with varsity kids when I leave them on their own so I can coach other groups. There are no magic bullets in training!
How do I use it when I have a big range of performances on my team and limited space?
Focus on your faster and more skilled athletes who need new ways to progress skill and consistency, aka your points scorers. I'll use one spacing averaged out for my JV kids or explain that you have to 'graduate' to the ladder.
Can I also use these blueprints for max velocity Wicket Drills?
No! This is a common mistake. While both sets of spacings involve progressive distances, they are completely different and NOT interchangeable. With your purchase we'll give you Vince Anderson's updated 'wicket drill' spacings. I also advise against using both in the same session.
Are the instructions easy to follow and explain?
Absolutely! But don't be rigidly attached to them. The number of ways you can use them is limited only by your imagination. As you and your team works through it, you'll find new and team specific ways to get the most out of the charts.
How durable are the charts?
Very durable! We use heavy duty 10mm laminate with rounded edges designed to prevent fraying. You won't be able to easily fold them in half or roll it into a tube. They'll easily survive rain and all other abuse that ruins most paperwork. Any thicker and it would be a brick!