Countless football training drills and conditioning drills are available to train athletes to execute proper technique. But, let's face it, they all require constant supervision by a qualified coach to correct the athlete's movement on the go. When athletes tire, their technique usually gets sloppy thereby training poor technique. The PowerDrive is the only football training drill that is self-correcting. Without proper technique the PowerDrive does not roll. The more fatiqued the athlete, the more disciplined the technique required. It is no wonder that the PowerDrive has been documented to improve pad level and control at the point of attack after only 2 weeks of use! With time, even greater improvements become obvious.
Versus a Tractor Tire - Prior to the development of the PowerDrive, flipping tractor tires was considered the latest innovation in training. Tractor tires are not only an eyesore and a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes, the movement necessary to flip them has little resemblance to the movement needed to stuff, move, and control an opponent on the field. The PowerDrive matches, teaches, strengthens, and conditions perfect technique. Until the rules change and the object of the game morphs from dominating an opponent to flipping their "planked" bodies end over end, the PowerDrive will be an infinitely better choice for training, strengthening, and conditioning.
Versus a Blocking Sled - The PowerDrive represents the next generation of football training equipment. Experienced coaches are familiar with the disadvantages of the traditional blocking sled. Metal parts can rust and break. The blocking sled is difficult to move from one practice facility to another. The base of a blocking sled can do severe damage to the ankle of a coach or athlete who wanders into its path. Athletes can use the sled improperly yet still move the sled. In this way the blocking sled has the potential to reinforce bad habits such as raising up, collapsing the arms, leaving the feet, and hunching forward (bending) at the back rather than at the hips.
The PowerDrive encompasses the useful aspects of a blocking sled such as conditioning and training forward movement without the disadvantages listed above. Furthermore, the PowerDrive teaches much more. In order to roll the PowerDrive the athlete must keep his center of gravity low – no raising up or it won’t budge. The arms must fully extend and coordinate with the feet to sustain movement. The hands must constantly attack, reposition, and repeat to roll the PowerDrive. In order to move the PowerDrive the athlete must maintain good body lean and push and lift simultaneously. As the athlete tires, he finds it even more necessary to maintain a low center of gravity in order to continue to move the PowerDrive - reinforcing better, not worse technique when the athlete tires. Finally, If the athlete fails to be tenacious in his attack and lets up even for a second the sand in the ballast tank will cause the PowerDrive will come to a complete stop. The movement necessary to roll the PowerDrive mimics exactly the movement necessary to move or control an opponent.
If you think about it, the blocking sled has changed very little since the days when offensive linemen were required to keep their hands in and block with their elbows and defensive linemen were taught to use their forearms to control blockers! Today’s athletes are required to do much more with their feet and hands in order to compete. The PowerDrive represents the new generation of training equipment that takes into account all of the modern demands made on today’s athletes.