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Age-Specific Speed Development: “Can You Make My Kid Faster, Faster?”

July 31, 2017

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Learn practical programming ideas to implement in youth speed training programs. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Lance Walker explains how to leverage the differences between starting, acceleration, and maximum velocity dynamics (movement preparation) and plyometrics. Learn about the most common errors made by young athletes when training linear speed with practical tools, teachings, and contextual cues.

Coaches Program design Youth Athlete Training LTAD Speed Training for Youth Programming for Young Athletes

Maximizing Game Performance – A Task-Based Approach to Speed and Agility Development

July 31, 2015

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On-field success in sports requires the ability to solve sport-specific problems and utilize speed and agility within the specific context of the game. In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Ian Jeffreys explains how adding a task-based approach to an athlete’s speed and agility training can help ensure optimal transfer from training to game performance.

Coaches Program design strength and conditioning Speed Training Agility Training Game Performance

The Art of Integration—Periodizing Speed, Power, and Strength in the Training Process

April 1, 2019

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In this NSCA 2018 Coaches Conference video, Chris Bellon discusses integrating periodization for speed, power, and strength development for collegiate athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Periodization Speed Power Strength Training Collegiate Athlete

Training, Speed and Conditioning with Football

January 28, 2019

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In this 2018 coaches conference video Todd Hamer describes his experience working with collegiate football players, and his methods for targeting appropriate energy systems to increase athletic performance in speed and conditioning.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Speed Training Conditioning Football Energy Systems

Horizontal Trumps Vertical for Acceleration and Speed Development

July 28, 2014

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In this video from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Bret Contreras discusses how moving horizontally - quick breaks and agility drills vs. hopping - can result in explosive acceleration and speed.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration Speed Development Agility Drills

Determinants of Running Speed

May 1, 2017

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Two factors that determine running speed are stride cadence and stride length. Because athletes propel themselves forward only when their foot is in contact with the ground, the stance phase of the running stride should be the focus of speed enhancement programs.

Coaches Exercise Science Mechanics of running how to run faster speed training running mechanics

"Get Up and Go" Drill for Rugby Players

May 1, 2017

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The aim of the get up and go drill for rugby players is to develop the ability to accelerate from a low body position, which is especially important when accelerating into a potential contact situation.

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Speed, Agility, and Quickness Drills and Application for the Personal Training Client

October 29, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference, Vance Ferrigno teaches how the body moves in spherical three dimensional space and how to apply fun and innovative speed, agility, and quickness drills to enhance total movement quality.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Speed Training Quickness Drills Personal Trainers Agility Drills

Windows of Opportunity

April 8, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.

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Progressive Speed and Power Training Concepts

June 27, 2015

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In this practical session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Jimmy Radcliffe explains how to integrate strength and speed complexes and plyometric progressions into periodic progressions. Radcliffe is well-known for authoring “Functional Training for Athletes at all Levels” and “High-Powered Plyometrics.”

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