glute strength

Just imagine a rigid, weak, and uncoordinated person trying to maintain their position on a surfboard on dry land, let alone a massive wave.
A simple way to activate your core is to hold yourself up when you exercise—no irony intended.
A discussion of preferred methods for training the core for performance both on the field of play and in the weight room.
There is no need to argue which deadlift stance is best - it is all about finding your mechanical power position.