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
CURRENTLY TRAINING YOUTH, HIGH SCHOOL, AND COLLEGE ATHLETES
CERTIFIED USA WEIGHTLIFTING SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN SPEED AND EXPLOSIVENESS (NASE)
CERTIFIED SPEED AND AGILITY TRAINER (AGILITY TRAINING INSTITUTE)
CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL TRAINING SPECIALIST (NESTA)
COACH D's SPEED 2 COMPETE PERFORMANCE TRAINING
Coach D is the founder and owner of Speed 2 Compete Performance Training and brings over 24 years of high school coaching and strength and conditioning experience along with some summers coaching at Division I college camps to the Performance Training Industry. Coach D has been a head high school coach for football, soccer, track and field, and cross country. Coach D started Speed 2 Compete in May, 2012 as he continuously met high school and college athletes who needed to drop tenths of seconds off of their 40 yard dash times for high school, college, and professional football. Already certified as a Specialist for Speed and Explosion through The National Association of Speed and Explosion, a Sport Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, and having a high school and college track and field background as an athlete and coach coupled with the knowledge of periodized training principles that helped him lead two different schools to 3 State Championship Soccer Games, 5 Upper State Championship Games, assist 2 football programs to 2 Lower State Finals appearances, lead a cross country program to 5 Region Championships, and coached several athletes to individual track and Field State Championships. Coach D began training athletes from all over the midlands area of Columbia and beyond in May 2012, has been a high school coach for 25 years, and is the current Strength and Conditioning Coach at Ridge View High School in Northeast Columbia.
Speed 2 Compete Athletes continue to see their measurable evaluations improve and over the past year many S2C athletes have been named to All state, All Conference, and All Area teams while many others are curently top performers during their middle school, high school, and college fall sports seasons.
Coach D's Performance Certifications
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
NASE Certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion
Agility Training Institute Certified Speed and Agility Trainer
NESTA Certified Functional Trainer for Sports Performance
Speed 2 Compete Training Programs
As the sole owner of Speed 2 Compete Performance training I provide each athlete with sport-specific performance training. I work to continuously develop and refine current training techniques, that improve the athletes overall speed, explosiveness, agility, power, strength, and athleticism. The techniques I use are science based and focus on Dynamic Flexibility, Absolute Speed Mechanics, stride rate and stride length, speed strength, speed endurance, power, explosiveness, and improved ground contact force.
Speed 2 Compete athletes compete in a variety of sports and are a variety of age ranges and skill levels so I design and implement training programs to meet the needs of each athlete. The Speed 2 Compete program incorporates performance training with sport-specific training. Performance training is designed make the athlete faster, powerful, agile, and explosive. Sport-specific training is designed to prepare the athlete for the intricacies of the specific sport he/she competes in. At Speed 2 Compete Performance Training I provide training for every sport and skill level.
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Upcoming Performance Training Sessions
Wednesday, December 3, 6:00-7:15 PM at Gibson and Duffie Fields $15
Saturday, December 6, 10:00-11:30 AM at Gibson and Duffie Fields $15
*Due to unexpected spinal surgery Coach D will take November off and resume training sessions on December 3.