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Introduction
LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning
Periodisation
Content
Questions

Speed development - introduction and deceleration training

Introduction

Aim

To describe key elements of speed.

Outcome

The S&C coach will be able to plan and coach numerous speed deceleration, reactive agility and plyometric exercises into the training programme of the player.

Key terms

Deceleration:

The rate of slowing down

Agility:

The capacity of the player to move and change direction and speed efficiently.

Reactive agility:

The capacity of the player to quickly react to the ever changing speed and change of direction demands.

Plyometrics:

The use of specific stretch shortening cycle exercises that require fast eccentric and then concentric muscular contractions.

Eccentric:

Muscle lengthening under tension.

Concentric:

Muscle shortening under tension.