Sorry to keep bothering you guys with this. I'm just trying to help my kid with football. Brief rundown; My kid is 10 and trying out for footbal for the first time. He is potentially on the cut list and I want to help, if not for this year then for next year. He is the biggest and strongest kid on the team, but the problem is that he is slow and can't get off the line quickly. So, he's getting beat a lot by even slightly smaller kids. He alswys towards the back of the pack in sprinting too, he has a long, slow, loping stride. Plenty of strength but no power or quickness.
What kinds of things can I do with him to imrove his power and quickness. I'm not ready to throw him under the barbell yet, but maybe sled, or I could order a prowler, build some jumping boxes etc. Any help would be appreciated, especially from those who have experience coaching and training young kids.
BTW, football is completely HIS idea and I am not pushing him at all. I just want to help him.