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Vol II 2015
Running Ahead of Speed (Part IV): Less Coaching and More Teaching A Speed Development Assetby: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
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My premise for speed development is centered on the title. As coaches, we sometimes coach first and teach second. Our mental energy is usually revved up when we hit the field and sometimes we overlook teaching moments that could be useful.
Coaching is defined as teaching and training athletes or performers. Teaching speed requires just that teaching, not merely directing a workout based on activity and the number of repetitions completed. It should be providing information that is viable for processing skills that are useful during moments of competition. Take more time and slow down the workout. Dont focus on volume. A better plan would be to ramp up the players by enhancing their listening skills. Slowing down and explaining thoroughly will assist the process greatly. This will depend on slowing down the training p....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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