How To Develop Speed Training for Athletes
There are a few key things that must be in every program that is designed to help athletes get faster. As you are putting together a program that is focused on speed training for athletes consider if your program includes the following:
1. Tissue Quality
4. Movement Preparation
As you are developing your program for speed training for athletes it should have each of those components and the sessions should follow that progression.
Most of our progressions and programs when speed training for athletes are similar in nature, but today we wanted to share a quick video from IYCA Expert Dave Gleason on speed training for athletes that play soccer.
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Is this training at a facility specific for speed work or is this done as part of a soccer practice?
Is there any muli-directional training with stops starts and change of direction?
The information is good and vague at the sametime.
i have watched several of these clips and what is said sounds good ,but i have yet to see a sneak preview of what you offer. i have 2 boys who play football and both have good speed. one is a running back who is hard to tackle but always wants to be faster. both play linebacker so explosive ,quickness and speed are a needed. i have ordered internet speed training before that turned to not be any more than what they are already learning in football. how do i know what you offer is different?
looking to build a weight training and football regiment.
As a fellow IYCA-certified youth speed and agility specialist, I can respond to your query.
Any ‘sport-specific training program’ can throw kids on a high-speed treadmill and run them through a series of drills. As long as the kids are sweaty at the end, they, and their parents, believe that they’re getting their money’s worth.
What is different about what David is offering is that he is building a foundation for long-term, injury-resistant athleticism. Most traditional sports programs are focused only on ‘bigger, faster. stronger.’ This seems to make sense for football, until we realize that long-term athleticism has less to do with how much an athlete can lift, how high they can jump, or how fast they are, without attention to how well they perform lifts, how well they land, and how well they can decelerate and change direction.
I encourage you to let your young athletes spend some time with Dave. I don’t believe that they, or you, will find a program more focused on your kids’ success.
Andrew Eaton, IYCA-YFS
In response to Andrew Eaton’s response to James Davis. Isn’t it no wonder why kids get injured when trainers, parents and coaches just want to watch a video that demonstrates movements and exercises with no understanding of the meaning behind the application or the foundation that progressed to the movements. It’s simple to go to YouTube and find videos of all sort. That doesn’t mean that your kids are going to get better by watching a few video demos. I like the fact that Atlhletic Revolution doesn’t do that, what would be the point of just posting what a training session looked like? So everyone can copy it? Without really understanding it.
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