S2 Episode 6 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On février 14, 2018
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Maintaining your athlete’s peak fitness levels can deflate their cognitive processing if you focus on straight-ahead exercises. It is important to challenge your athletes to provide in-game intensities during your training sessions. In this episode, Coach Young discusses incorporating elements of the game and cognitive processing into your athlete’s fitness routine, to achieve maximum results […]
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S2 Episode 5 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On février 7, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Athlete safety should always be the number one priority when training agility and change of direction abilities. An effective way of keeping your athletes safe, is to start a session with scripted exercises that require low intensity, and slowly progressing to those that require a higher load on the athlete. In this episode, Coach Young […]
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S2 Episode 4 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On janvier 31, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Over the past three episodes Coach Young has provided in-depth information on drills and tests to improve your team athlete’s agility and change of direction abilities. With this information, it is vital that your agility sessions incorporate programming considerations. In this episode, Coach Young discusses the design of agility training sessions and the two key […]
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S2 Episode 3 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On janvier 24, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
In a game scenario, team athletes need to action their agility and change of direction abilities in three dimensions; laterally, up and down, backwards and forwards. Training agility and change of direction must incorporate all three of these dimensions to acclimatise your athlete for maximum in-game performance. In this episode, Coach Young discusses each dimension […]
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S2 Episode 2 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On janvier 17, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
There is often a common misconception that agility and change of direction training involves simple static drills and exercises. True agility training can be divided into four segments: the physical qualities, the strategies the athlete selects, the technical qualities and the cognitive functions of agility. In this episode, Coach Young discusses each of these four […]
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S2 Episode 1 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On janvier 10, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
A key factor for the development of change of direction ability and agility performance are the tests you put in place for your athletes. Correct test selection for your athlete can be crucial for their agility and change of direction development; each sport will require a different output from your athlete. In this episode, Coach […]
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Using Data to Inform Decisions and Drive Athlete Intent | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On août 23, 2017
  • Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed and Power, Speed and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Intensity and athlete intent are the single biggest factors to consider when designing speed and power development sessions. Using data, coaches can make informed decisions on the readiness of an athlete to tackle a speed and power development session as well as auto-regulate the volumes of training within the session. In this episode, Coach Young […]
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