Youth Speed Training Priciples
The "101" doesn’t mean easy or beginner – It means "critical".
The stuff that is truly important.
The stuff that enables you to create the fastest athletes in the game through correct youth speed training methods.
The stuff that matters above all else.
And here’s what it is…
Youth Speed Training Video
These stages sound like it will help a coach teach the skills in a more organized way. But I figured Lee Taft would have the athlete develop there own strategies to deceleration, rather than starting with static and going through each stage.
From what I’ve seen, Lee does this both ways. I think the idea here is to look at how movement is constructed. Exploring the movement (for the kids, too) from the inside of the body out to the ground can be incredibly effective.
Starting from static also has another purpose: Restricting degrees of freedom to improve focus. When there is too much going on, sometimes the body / mind can become confused. Simplification can be used for deeper physical understanding
“Restricting degrees of freedom to improve focus. When there is too much going on, sometimes the body / mind can become confused. Simplification can be used for deeper physical understanding”…. EXACTLY!
This approach is brilliant in its inherent humility. To give freedom to the athlete to figure how he/she can tweak his/her techniques once the layers of foundational movements are mastered is a humble approach and a brilliant one. THIS is why I love the IYCA! Not only is the information spot on, the attitude with which one is to teach these things is so respectful to its subjects.
I am studying this cert right now. What a wonderful program…I can’t wait to make good use of it!
Thanks, Brian, Lee, Kwame, et al!
DO NOT become an IYCA Certified Speed and Agility Specialist unless you want you two things:
1. To be in a position to teach children in a way that is empowering both for them and yourself.
2. Lose sleep because your excitement keeps you up as your contemplate what you have just learned!
I about three quarters of the way through this certification and plan to go back and break it down during a second time through the DVD’s. I’m also preparing my confession to my varsity soccer team about the things that I taught from my past experiences that were not the best way to safely decelerate and change directions quickly.
I really appreciate the layering effect of teaching the athlete to “feel” the movement as they learn correct positioning. Like Dave, I am in lost sleep mode thinking about how much our team will improve when we make up the step to step and a half that we are losing out on the “50-50” balls we are contesting on the field.
Thanks for sharing.
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I am just about to start my program with IYCA and can’t wait to finish the certicfication because I’m hungry for more knowledge. Can’t wait to visit with you guys later. Talk to you later, Larry.