Speed Development

Speed Development has three main phases - Running Mechanics, Speed Enhancement and Speed Development. These phases include:

Running Mechanics
There are many factors involved in helping you reach your maximum speed. Technique is one of the most trainable factors and one of the most important. With solid technique, you will be a faster, more efficient runner. Many athletes with poor running mechanics will have several technical problems. Try to focus on one thing at a time. If you try to change too much, too quickly, it will most likely be overwhelming to you. Try to point out the good things that you are doing, and then introduce one thing to work on at a time.More on Running Mechanics

Speed Enhancement
The use of sprint tests is common for evaluating speed and ultimately athletic potential from the collegiate to professional levels. Most coaches and scouts want to know an athletes 40 yard dash before any other test, even height or weight. In baseball and soccer, the 60 yard sprint is used, and volleyball prefers to use the 20 yard acceleration time. By incorporating the following techniques for speed enhancement, your potential for maximizing your "top speed", and ultimately dropping your sprint test times, greatly improves. More on Speed Enhancement

Speed Development
Speed is defined as the ability to move a given distance in the shortest possible time. Running speed is the direct interaction of stride frequency and stride length. Running speed is the key to performance on the field of play. By enhancing both of these aspects of your sports performance, you can increase your speed potential. Here are some key points to increase all aspects of your running speed. More on Speed Development

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