Mental Toughness in Sports Parenting Speed Kills So Teach Speed Skills Part 1.

There is a saying among teaching and coaching professionals throughout ALL sports and especially TEAM sports.

Speed kills!!!

There is no one single factor that impacts on athletic performance as much as speed.

It is more important than size and even sport specific skill and hand-eye coordination.  It literally … the correct word would be … SEPARATES competitors … from the opposition.  It impacts games.

Don’t think so? Remember Leon Lett and Don Beebe in Super Bowl XXVII?

Let’s take examples from a couple of major sports.

In Baseball players with speed are faster to the base AND the ball.

Offense and defense.  They get more hits.  They steal and extend more bases. They get to more balls defensively.  They help their team win. They IMPACT games.

Don’t think so?  Watch Trea Turner …   

In football players with speed SEPARATE themselves from players on the opposite side of the ball.                                                                                                                                                                        

Their “quickness” gives them an IMMEDIATE advantage not only with a first step and then the ABILITY to GAIN distance between themselves and the opposition but also to RECOVER when they are beat or make mistakes.  They have an ENORMOUS impact on games.

Don’t think so?  Watch Randy Moss

 Basketball, hockey, tennis, lacrosse, soccer.  All the same.                                                                                        

Players with speed SEPARATE themselves from other players both offensively and defensively.  They have an ENORMOUS impact on games.  They score the most goals, touchdowns, baskets, points; whatever.  They are the best defensive players; most steals, blocks, interceptions; whatever and …

… at all levels; high school, college, and pro they are the best players.  They get the most awards, the most scholarships, and make the most money.

I am a speed coach as well as a mental toughness trainer and peak performance trainer.  If you are not fast and getting faster I can help.  I work with athletes all over the country on ZOOM and with video through the internet.


Stay tuned for part 2. coming up soon.

“If you are a player or parent or coach struggling with a performance issue that just isn’t responding to instruction and hard work, then call me now and let’s fix it.   The tip I gave you in this article is just the start.  If you’re sick and tired of competing with EITHER a MECHANICAL ISSUE that is impacting your performance OR the twin gorillas; FEAR and DOUBT on your back and ready to be done with it, I’ve got a systematic process that takes care of any interference you have to your ultimate performance potential that you have seen short bursts of…and want to see it show up consistently!  I can help make you feel great about who you are.  Call me or email me right now while you’re thinking of it!”  I work with clients all over the country on ZOOM! Over the internet!!!






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