"You can't learn a skill unless you are shown a skill. We don't just tell you how to do something, we SHOW you how to do it, by demonstrating".
In almost every sport, especially football, good footwork is fundamental to an athletes success. It is one of the most valuable attributes you can have in order to gain an edge over your competition. Cone drills, speed ladder, and sport specific drills will allow you to take what you learn with Shipley Performance and transfer that to the field. Because athletes usually aren't running only in a straight line, we work to allow every athlete to improve their footwork and their ability to change direction as quickly as possible.
Hand-eye coordination is extremely important for any sport where a ball is included. High repetitions allow us to train the athlete's mind and body to connect allowing the skill to become second nature to them. Every habit whether good or bad is built through repetition. I prefer to form good habits and muscle memory with solid fundamentals instead of having to break old habits to build good habits. One of our primary ways of building impressive hand eye coordination is through the implementation of catching tennis balls in many different ways.
Many players want to make a spectacular catch, but you don't have to make a crazy hard catch if you can create separation between you and the defender. I would much rather be wide open and catch an easy ball than have a defender hanging on my back trying to knock the ball loose. I have spent years trying to become the best route runner and I've seen first hand that those who run crisp routes have a much higher chance of catching the ball than those who are slower getting in and out of their breaks.