Skill and Speed are the Keys for Sport
After skill, speed is the most important fitness component for all field and court sports. The ability to execute skills at speed should be the over-riding aim of the training programme. General fitness without speed is worth very little on the field of play. A good coach never neglects speed training. There should be time devoted to speed at every training session even in the pre-season. Don’t aim to have fit players who can last all day, aim to have fast players who can repeat speed 40 to 60 times in a game.