This title deals with maximizing speed in any sport. Athletes in all sports rely to greater or lesser degree on speed, whether it involves sprinting down the track or chasing a loose ball, speed often contributes to overall athletic ability. Developing Speed is an elite-level guide to speed development, regardless of the sport involved. In addition to the scientific coverage of speed development, it helps in the assessment of current ability and identification of areas of greatest need. Combining this information with the suggested drills and exercises, provides the tools and information for creating an individualised speed development programme.
The NSCA is the world's leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world's trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes.
Chapter 1. The Nature of Speed; Chapter 2. Technical Models of Speed; Chapter 3. Technical Development of Linear Speed; Chapter 4. Assessment of Speed; Chapter 5. Developing Sport-Specific Speed; Chapter 6. Sport-Specific Speed Training-; Baseball; Basketball; Ice-Hockey; Rugby; Soccer; Tennis; Track.