Training at ESPN's Wide World of Sports has many advantages, world class facilities, immaculate fields, and endless training space just to mention a few. We also the opportunity to work with the genius minds that work in the ESPN Innovation Lab. Coach Shaw asked the crew in the lab if they could invent a training tool that our athletes could run against, where he could set the speed at any pace he wanted the athlete to compete with. From Coach Shaw's vision, paired with the brilliant minds in the lab, The LED light strip was added into the program. Running against the strip is like chasing an opponent that never gets tired. The light strip is 40 yards long, and is made up of hundreds of high definition LED lights that can be set to any color, and run at any speed. If you want to race Chris Johnson, we can set it at 4.24 seconds. Dri Archer, We can set it at 4.26 seconds or Quinton Spain at 4.98. With the "rabbit" and athlete starting simultaneously, the athlete is able to run in a competitive situation, allowing him to unlock his full speed potential. As Coach Shaw always tell's the athletes, "Training is Pace specific, You train at the pace you want to run. If you train slow, you'll run slow. If you train fast you'll get faster." We work all aspects of the 40 yard dash with the light strip, from the start to the full race. This cutting-edge training tool was developed on site at the ESPN Innovation Lab, so we know you will not find another one like it.
Karlos Williams Sr. chasing down a 4.40
David Wilson racing a 4.30 in his Training Mask