In baseball, speed is measured by the 60 yard dash. High school through pro players across the country will record their 60 yard dash times to show how fast they are.
College and professional baseball scouts use the player’s 60 yard dash times to determine how fast the player is. Although the 60 yard dash does not always directly translate in to stolen bases or range in the field, it at least gives the college or pro scout an idea of what the player is capable of.
The 60 yard dash is very important in baseball because it is THE tool used to put a number on speed. With that being said, I’ve put this page and some videos together to help you get faster on your 60 yard dash for baseball.
60 Yard Dash Tips for Running A Faster 60
#1 –The Start/Set Up
Now, let’s start from the beginning. It’s always best to work from the feet up and make sure you are starting right, because that can play a huge roll in how the rest of your 60 goes. In the next few videos you will meet my good friend Andre Williams. I will talk more about him after this set of 5 videos, just know that he knows what he is talking about.
#2 –First Step Explosion
Need I say more? First step explosion is huge in running a faster 60. If you are slow on your first step or aren’t getting your momentum in the right direction immediately, you can pretty much count yourself out of a good time (or at least a good time for you).
#3 –Head and Arms
In my opinion, this may be the most overlooked tip when it comes to running a faster 60 yard dash. You don’t realize how important it is to have everything working together. In this video Andre will explain how important it is and show you the proper technique.
#4 –Knee Drive
This is another very important part in getting a good 60 yard dash time. If you don’t have the proper knee drive, then you cannot create enough ground force to propel you fast enough through the race. Check out Andre giving us a little knowledge on the mechanics of knee drive for the 60.
#5 – Finish Through the Line
Self explanatory, right? You would think this was a given, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen guys pull up and coast the last 5 yards of the race. Listen to Andre explain finishing through the line and make sure you NEVER pull up early!
Ok, so I told you I was going to tell you more about Andre. Andre is the owner of Core Speed and Agility Training Facility in Orlando Florida where some of the fastest players in the MLB train. Andre trains guys like Rickie Weeks (6.5 second 60), Dee Gordon (6.2 second 60), and John Madden (5.9 second 60). Ok, I don’t run that fast, but I was pretty quick for a pitcher. He also used to train Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr. back in their day.
In college, Andre was a football defensive back and an outfielder on scholarship who was able to clock a 6.4 on his 60 yard dash.
Andre wanted to get his knowledge out about the 60 yard dash, so he wrote an e-book to help players learn the proper way to run a faster 60. You can click the picture of the book below to get more details.
Here’s a video I did interviewing Andre about the 60 yard dash and his e-book called Faster 60.
Now, Andre is one of my best friends in the world but I have a duty to be completely honest with you! There is another 60 yard dash program out there. It’s called 60 yard dash secrets and it’s written by Thurman Hendrix. I don’t know much about Thurman, but with a name like that you’ve got to be fast!
He was a professional baseball player and now has certifications C.S.C.S. and N.S.C.A. Like I said, I really don’t know much more about Thurman, but I have heard some feedback about his 60 yard dash secrets e-book and they have all been good. You can click the picture of the e-book below to get more details.
So, which one do I think you should get? BOTH! I don’t know about you, but when I’m trying to learn something, I want to know it all. So, if you’re looking to get faster in your 60 yard dash, why wouldn’t you have both of the top pieces of information out there? It doesn’t make sense not to. So, if you are a serious baseball player and are looking to play at that next level, click here to get Faster 60 by Andre AND THEN click here to get 60 yard dash secrets by Thurman.
Remember, the difference of 0.3 seconds could mean getting a scholarship vs not getting a scholarship.
Ok, I’m done yelling at you guys! I really hope these videos helped you with your 60 yard dash questions. If you have any other questions about the 60 yard dash, please leave them in the comments below and I’d be happy to answer them. Please SHARE this page with your baseball friends!