The running parachute provides extra resistance for sprint training to help improve the players acceleration. With the pace of football ever increasing speed is a vital attribute for all players. Therefore, many teams have now started using running parachutes which develop not only speed and acceleration but muscular strength. The player attaches the parachute around their waist and starts to accelerate which causes the parachute to expand creating drag.
This resistance means players then have to work harder to remain at their top speed. The real benefits of this technique can be felt once the parachute is removed and players are able to run without the weight pulling them back. So for all those aspiring to be the next Theo Walcott or Aaron Lennon this would be a very useful tool.