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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

Reactive strength

Reactive strength has been defined as the ability to quickly change during the muscle contraction sequence from the eccentric to the concentric phase in the stretch-shortening cycle. This is a specific form of muscle power (Young et al 1999). A plyometric training programme which utilises lateral and multidirectional movements while limiting ground contact time will develop reactive strength and subsequent power outputs in the muscles and movements that are seen during dynamic change of direction sport movements (Schmidtbleicher 2005). In our workshop, we will describe reactive strength exercises such as drop jumps and combination drop jumps and acceleration drills as well as deceleration and reactive jump drills.