The question then becomes, does speed training reflect the conditions that we see on the field? For most training programs, the answer is no…and that’s the problem. In a game there are numerous variables and conditions that effect when an athletes does. Too often speed training is done in a way that isolates and dilutes those elements.
As physical preparation coaches, we believe it’s our job to best prepare our athletes for what they will see in a game. One way we accomplish this is by training game speed, and here are some of the way we do it.