Speed Capacity vs. Speed Expression

Despite this, many athletes succeed without possessing elite speed.

Ultimately, speed serves to help create and close space.

Making fast/accurate decisions with ball/puck movement can also create space. Being in the right position can minimize the need to travel excessive distances, allow players to win races without being faster.

Speed development should be a key goal in all performance training programs, but athletes should be focusing on improving the other areas with equal emphasis.

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To your success,

Kevin Neeld

P.S. For comprehensive hockey training programs to improve your speed AND repeat sprint ability, check out: Speed Training for Hockey

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