by Wil Fleming
The biggest mistake in training athletes to get faster.
Both speed and agility are critically important for athletes to be successful on the field. Unfortunately I see plenty of programs or services offered by coaches that are skewed in the wrong direction, they promise to "decrease your 40 time" or "drop your home to first time". While both of these things are important in the recruitment of athletes, they are not critically important to the performance of athletes. Training speed and agility in some cases, verges on running some sprints and breaking out the agility ladder.