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Measuring what Matters Part 3 – Maximal Speed

The 100m and 200m sprint events are more maximally speed related, and measuring / testing maximum velocity improvement year to year can shed some light on actual progress in training that meet performance may not be able to provide.  It is widely accepted that the ultimate test is the competition itself, but when the meet has…

Sprinters vs Cross Country

Each summer I like to write an article about whether or not sprinters should run cross country and, if they do, what should happen. To progressive programs and coaches, running a ‘modified’ cross country program for sprint types who want to be successful is, at the very least, an interesting option.  On the other side…

Developing Speed in the High School Athlete

Most coaches would probably classify speed as the most critical of all athletic abilities. Yet in spite of this importance, in many programs speed abilities go largely undeveloped. This is often because of the faulty assumption that speed cannot be improved, or simply because so many training systems follow traditional yet ineffective means for developing…

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