There are two main strategies for improving repeat sprint ability:

  1. Improve initial sprint performance
  2. Improve recovery between sprints

If you’re interested in training strategies to improve speed, check out the previous series I did on Speed Training for Hockey (also available at my instagram account: @KevinNeeld)

Clearly, training to improve speed requires maximum effort, high-intensity work bouts. What may be less obvious is that the most effective strategies for training a player to SUSTAIN these high-intensity efforts lean heavily on aerobic training.

Train high to improve speed.

Train low to improve recovery.

High. Low.

A key message here is to MINIMIZE work at moderate intensities.

I’ll share some specific examples in future posts, but feel free to post any other comments/questions you have below. If you found this helpful, please share/re-post it so others can benefit.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld
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