COACH D'S SPEED, AGILITY, and PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Functional Training Specialist
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USA-W LEVEL 1 SPORT PERFORMANCE COACH
Speed is a skill, and like any other skill, speed can be improved both linearly and laterally. However, honing in on improving speed is very specialized and needs to be isolated and specifically trained for. Sure, at team practices you gain from the workouts middle, high school, and college coaches put you through. Your coaches however, have specific duties dealing with game planning, various positions on the fielld, court, or diamond. As a speed and performance coach I have one focus when I am training athletes and that is to teach them skills that can improve their speed for game play. I do this through providing an intense environment with low volume and a high work rate so that every drill whether we're focusing on improving our 40 yard or 60 yard times, or working on cutting, directional change, redirection, acceleration ,or deceleration, is done at as quick of a pace as possible. When you end a team practice with 40 yard sprints with a rest period that's the length of a football huddle (25 seconds) that's great because that is speed endurance training specific to football, provided each sprint is quick. With speed training, the philosophy is to run faster, you have to run faster. For example, I will have athletes work on 15 yard drive starts or shuffle through a 20 yard shuffle-sprint-shuffle -sprint focusing on planting, redirection, and lateral speed, and I will expect it to be completed very quickly. I will give the athletes a couple minutes to recover so that each repitition we do is very quick, and has a specific purpose. The key with speed training is to train the energy system (Phosphagen) specific to improving speed with short sprints that last between 0 and 15 seconds and for the most part, each repitition of the speed improvement workout I will coach you through lasts between 0-10 seconds. With speed training you will work hard to get faster, but within a week or 2 you will begin to notice how good and how strong it makes you feel because resisted and assisted speed training has a strong neuromuscular effect. Once you begin to feel the positive effects you are not too far off from shaving a tenth of a second, or 2 off of your 40 yard dash time.
Various assessments will be completed for measuring linear and lateral speed, speed endurance, and power for each respective sport represented at the S2C training sessions and clinics.
Why Athletes Need Speed and Performance Training
Upcoming Performance Training Sessions
Tuesday, March 4 at 4:00 - 5:15 PM @ Gibson and Duffie $15
Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 - 7:15 PM @ Gibson and Duffie $15
Thursday, March 6 at 4:00 - 5:15 PM @ Gibson and Duffie $15
Thursday, March 6 at 6:00 - 7:15 PM @ Gibson and Duffie $15
Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 - 11:15 AM @ Gibson and Duffie $15
CURRENTLY TRAINING YOUTH ATHLETES, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COMBINE PARTICIPANTS, AND NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS
What Improving your speed by tenths of seconds can do for you