Coach Smith continues his discussion of training approach he takes as part of his program. Infusing some unpredictability is desirable, as it will push the trainee to limits otherwise not explored. The mix of predictability and out of pattern training needs to be optimal for optimal result. When movements that are unconventional are added to the training, the result should be continued development of an athlete. This is actually not dissimilar to what they will experience in the game or event in their sport, as unexpected moments will most definitely happen.
“The application involves a partner using a stability ball, a contact pad, or their upper extremities to make contact with the athlete performing the movement.”