Updated: Jan 27
The definition of disassociation is “the disconnection or separation of something from something else.”
When thinking about this in a sporting sense…having the ability to separate movement from the lower body and upper body is imperative. Besides playing the sport itself, this skill is rarely trained in a gym setting.
Examples would include:
Handballing the footy whilst running under pressure in AFL…or being able to perform a pass in rugby whilst trying to evade an opponent…or taking that game winning shot in hockey off the wrong foot.
Simple disassociation drills we introduce at ACE are outlined in the video above. We start with low complexity and simple movement drills like the first two, then progress to more complex multi-movement drills like the last video.