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Bursting through the the line, beating the defense down the court or going from first to third on a routine single comes from being fast. And no athlete is ever satisfied with their current speed. Get faster with speed training workouts from elite athletes in all the major sports, and discover secrets and techniques that can improve your footwork or your athletic ability to shave precious seconds off of your timeā€”no matter what sport you play.

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What Soccer Players Need for Physical and Mental Programming During COVID-19

You wake up disoriented. You wonder what you should do. You do not know where to begin. Should it be stillness? Should it be schoolwork? ...

My Favorite Speed Drills for Soccer Players

"What is the answer to speed development?" Soccer players, soccer parents and soccer coaches, alike, often ponder this question. In one corner, ...

The Gauntlet: How This 'Magic' Testing Method Pumps Out Sprinting PRs

PRs are fun. Setting a new PR while sprinting through a tunnel of your rowdy, exuberant teammates? That's really fun. Tony Holler, head track...

Ignoring Football's Work-Rest Ratios Is Holding You Back

Football is a unique game. No other team sport is defined by such short, furious bursts of intense activity broken up by extended periods of standi...

Meet MaryBeth Price: The 103-Pound Professional Sprinter Who Can Lift More Than You

At 5-foot-1, 103 pounds, MaryBeth Price doesn't look like your average sprinter. That's just fine by her, because when the gun fires, she's anythin...

How a Unique Speed Training Program Flipped the Fortunes of Indiana Football

It's one of those classic coach-isms—"You can't teach speed." Dr. Matt Rhea doesn't buy it. "The old adage you can't teach speed or you can't ...

The Top Speed Secret: Why Getting Faster Is the Ultimate Performance-Enhancer For Team Sport Athletes

Team sport athletes rarely reach max velocity during competition. That's just the reality. Fatigue becomes a factor shortly after the first whistle...

The 'Squatty Run': The Weird Drill That Changes How You Sprint for the Better

"Run tall!" It's one of the most ubiquitous cues in sprinting, a go-to line for many coaches who think their athletes can run faster. Yet it often ...

The Weird Sprinting Cue That Actually Works

A coach can scream sprinting cues until they're blue in the face, but unless their athletes are being timed, it likely won't make much of a difference...

This Is the Single Most Important Part of Speed Training—And You're Probably Not Doing It

The strength numbers swelled. The vertical jumps ascended. The body compositions leaned out and muscled up. But for nearly 40 years, Mike Boyle's athl...

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