Team Speed Pack
Coaches' Tools for Team Speed Training
Speed is known to be one of, if not the most telling factors when measuring a player’s performance. Linear speed can be broken down into 3 phases. Acceleration: takes place from approximately 0 – 15 meters. It is when the player is in a forward leaning position and driving their legs aggressively in a piston motion. Transition: takes place from approximately 15 – 30 meters. It is when the player is changing their stride pattern, and becoming more upright. Absolute Speed: takes place at approximately 30+ meters. It is when the player is “stacked.” That is to say the head is directly over the hips and the leg drive is cyclical as they reach their maximum velocity. Lateral speed and the ability to quickly change direction is also an important component of overall speed.