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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Coaching the snatch

Step 2 - Knee bend

Instruct the player to stand straight up with bar at crease of hips, shoulders back and weight on heels.

Figure 3. Player on left stands straight with shoulder back and bar resting at crease of hips. To the right, the player bends knees slightly.

The player is now ready to move to the next step which requires the player to ‘jump and catch the bar overhead’.

Figure 4. Player completes first stage by catching bar overhead.

The S&C coach should ensure that the player is stable and balanced in this standing position. Note that in the catch position, the player will have moved his/her feet outwards slightly. This occurs after the JUMP phase when the player’s feet return to the floor. From this bar overhead position, the player then moves into a ¼ squat position with the bar securely balanced overhead (see Figure 5 on next page).