There is no substitute for raw speed in field sports. Understanding how, when, and what training modalities are best used for developing this game-breaking quality is the cornerstone of overall athletic development. Coach Nathan Kiely doesn’t believe speed is inherent and “uncoachable,” and in this article, he explains how to improve sprint speed in field sport athletes.
Traditional periodization training plans have many shortfalls when used for long-term athlete development in team sports. This article explains why the ideal model of periodization for LTAD in team sport athletes is a cyclical application of longer accumulation phases and short, sharp intensification phases done in repetition.