Attention Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball and all other sports who need SPEED!
This program is designed for any athlete who wants to increase their Sport Speed to help them dominate in the sports arena. Sport Speed is made up of the highly tuned skills of speed, quickness, agility, power and change of direction. These are Speed skills that can be developed with the proper training and program design to help you in your upcoming season!
The mechanics of speed that an athlete must develop in order to optimize playing ability include:
- Linear Speed - the average straight-ahead speed sprint is 10 - 12 yards
- Lateral Change of Direction Speed - athletes must be able to move quickly in any direction throughout a game. The key element is to be able to maintain high speed through all these changes of direction.
- Avoidance - players must be able to start and stop quickly to avoid the opponent without losing any momentum!
- Power & Acceleration - athletes must be able to build to their top speed very quickly and frequently throughout the game.
In order to help our athletes acquire these attributes, SST has developed FAST- the ultimate SPEED program.
The SST 6-STEP PROGRAM FOR SPORT SPEED
- Speed Drills
Athletes will learn form-running drills to enhance linear and lateral speed. A multitude of drills!
- Power Development
Power is defined as "the rate of force x strength".
- Acceleration Training
The key to winning games is a player's ability to get from one spot to another in the shortest amount of time.
- Quickness and Agility
Quickness and Agility includes the ability to react, recognize, and then move in the right direction while maintaining optimal high speed.
- Footwork Drills
SST athletes will be introduced to the speed and agility ladders to improve all aspects of footwork.
- Dynamic Flexibility
Flexibility is one of the most under looked at aspects of training but it is one of the easiest ways to improve performance. A longer muscle will contract more completely thus generating more force.