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Speed Training 101

Sports are largely about speed. It makes a huge difference in every game and every sport. Half a second is the difference between being safe at first base by 10 feet or being out by a mile.

Touchdowns and goals are often scored or stopped by less than one step. This is equal to just 1 or 2 tenths of a second.


Speed is actually a skill: having a quick first step, agile lateral motion, and aggressive acceleration can turn a player or team into a high-octane scoring machine. And there are few sports in which that skill is more pivotal, or is more of an indicator of a player’s value, than in football.


Speed is important on both sides of the ball. On defense, speed is critical when an opponent must be defended. On offense, speed puts pressure on the other team and forces coaches to change their game plans. This can aid an entire team when opposing coaches need to compensate for one disruptive athlete. LEARN MORE AT JAWKU SPEED


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