Be first to the through ball

When a through ball gets played in behind the defence and you’re in foot race with the centre back, you don’t want to be the leaden-footed striker that gets outrun.

You might only get one or two chances in a game, so you want to make sure you have the tools to capitalise. Step out on to the pitch with a supercharged sprint speed and lightening quick reactions and you’ll leave the any defender in your wake.

To arm yourself with a quick turn of pace you need to train right and that’s where we can lend a hand. Working with conditioning expert, Jamie Reynolds, who trains Darren Bent and Gabriel Agbonlahor, we’re going to get you faster.

Watch this video to make sure you’re latching on to slide-rule passes and not your marker.

Reynolds is the founder of Velocity Training Club. For more information visit and follow@jamie_velocity

For more football tips see:
Beat your man to the ball
Soup up your sprint speed
Be quicker off the mark
Change direction in a flash
Get rapid-fire footwork
Supercharge your engine

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