Exercise Programs For Kids Speed Training
One of my favorite things to teach, both to young athletes as well as
Coaches, is the mechanics of speed.
Deceleration techniques specifically.
And that’s because speed is seldom taught as a skill at all.
Usually, the ‘speed work’ of a training session consists of some hurdles,
cones, sprinting and ‘plyo’ exercises with little attention being paid to
form or function.
Simply put, we don’t often TEACH speed and respect it in the way we
Young athletes can (and should) be taught how to become faster and
more efficient from a movement perspective.
And in order to do that correctly, you must have a progressive system
in place that allows them to learn.
I always teach speed by instructing on the skill of deceleration first –
and I teach that from both a lateral and linear perspective.
Here’s my overview for teaching the skill of lateral deceleration for Exercise Programs For Kids: