"Discover The Simple Truth On How To Really Develop Speed, Agility, and Quickness"
Athletes know that, in nearly every sport, speed, agility and quickness are coveted by coaches and scouts at every level.
Sports science has shown us that the old beliefs about not being able to develop speed simply aren't true.
What is true, however, is that getting faster is not a simple process.
And it definitely doesn't happen overnight.
But for those who truly want to improve and succeed, there is a proven way to make yourself faster.
Start Speed Training Early - The 300 Hour Rule
The earlier in life you begin movement training, the easier it is to maximize your speed potential.
The 300 Hour Rule.
Sports training and human development experts like Paul Chek, Shirley Sahrmann and others have shown that it takes about 300 hours of perfect practice to be able to perform a movement skill properly on a consistent basis.
To put that number in perspective, that means if you go through one 45-minute speed training session per week all year long, it will take almost 10 years to get your 300 hours in!
And that is assuming you have not already developed bad habits over the years, in which case it takes the average athlete 3,000-5,000 of perfect practice to undo the bad habit.
So how do young athletes achieve what sounds like an impossible amount of practice?
By first learning the right way to move efficiently as soon as possible.
Then, by going out and applying these skills during youth sports practices and games.
And finally, by going out and practicing the drills and skills that help you acquire elite movement whenever you can, either on your own or with a qualified speed coach.
By approaching speed & agility development in a smart and persistent way, any young athlete can make huge strides over time.
The IYCA Elite Speed & Agility Training Model
At Power Source, we believe there are some experts in the speed development field who are far ahead of everyone else, and have created a set of core principles that provides a powerful foundation to help athletes get faster.
One coach in particular has driven our philosophy on speed training more than any other - Lee Taft.
Lee is the director of the IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Associaton) Speed & Agility Certification program, and has created a template for movement skill development that is easy to follow and fun, yet powerfully effective.
Power Source Training's speed clinics are run by Jim Herrick, who has worked side-by-side with Lee as a Certified Level 2 IYCA Speed & Agility Specialist to create our own speed development system that follows Lee's proven outline for success.
With this experience as our guide, Power Source's innovative speed clinic series focuses on a handful of key principles that will help you build a complete package of movement skills:
Sprint speed is a total-body effort, and there are 3 critical mistakes most young athletes make that can be corrected with proper coaching.
Lightning-fast 1st step quickness is much easier to achieve when you truly understand athletic posture, and are focused and ready to react quickly.
By mastering how to cut and change direction using the most efficient push-off angles, including when to cut at full speed and when not to, you can become a nearly impossible player to defend in almost any sport.
Perfecting shuffle, crossover run and backpedal techniques will turn you into a lock-down defender that coaches will love, and will frustrate opponents!
Learning these skills in isolation is only the first step to true game speed, from there you will need to link the basic skills together to move seamlessly from one situation to the next.
What elite players have that everyone else does not is an ability to execute perfect speed & agility technique instinctively, without having to stop and think about it. Once you have mastered all of the skills and put them together, the final step is to practice them in a completely reactive setting.
Our Unique 3-Level Speed Clinic Series
With the realization that elite speed & agility cannot be built overnight, Power Source has created a 3 level series of clinics to help athletes move from novice to expert in the shortest period of time possible.
LEVEL 1 - ESSENTIAL FOUNDATIONS OF ELITE SPEED & AGILITY
Nothing is more critical to success in any field than a thorough and complete understanding of the basics. That is exactly what this Level 1 speed clinic provides.
This 6-hour program focuses on sprint mechanics, 1st step quickness, cutting skills, and proper defensive footwork.
Athletes will discover the most efficient way to perform all of these skills as they gain an initial understanding of how some simple concepts can change the way they move in their sport for the rest of their career.
LEVEL 2 - ADVANCED SPEED & AGILITY TRAINING
Building on the fondational skills learned during the Level 1 class, here we spend most of our time practicing how to link one skill to the next in the most efficient way.
As simple as that sounds, this is extremely challenging but has the potential to take your game to a much higher level. Athletes that have trouble reacting to quick changes on the field, ice or court end up a step or two behind the play on a regular basis. This is the clinic that helps fix that.
Our 6-hour Level 2 class also goes further into sprint mechanics, including more aggressive acceleration training and speed endurance development.
LEVEL 3 - ELITE REACTIVE SPEED & AGILITY (by invitation only)
This is the mountain top, where athletes spent most of their time reading and reacting to their opponents in conditions that closely simulate game conditions.
Level 3 still spends some time using drills to practice skill development, because everyone can use more practice on refining their skills no matter how talented they already are.
However, most of this clinic is devoted to one-on-one or team training that challenges particpants to take their offensive and defensive footwork skills to the highest level.
Due to the fact that the ability of your opponents is what will help take your game to the next level, athletes must be invited to participate in this program.
It is the best against the best.
This is for athletes who have put in the time to master the basics, and are now ready to practice them at full speed. This is the class where you get to put your skills up against the cream of the crop, and help each other improve beyond what you could ever achieve on your own.
'I was very pleased with my son's enthusiasm for the program right from the first moment. The coaching was positive and individualized, and workouts were informative, but most importantly for a young athlete, fun.
My son received a lot of insightful feedback on his athleticism and his mindset toward physical endeavors. He felt appropriately challenged physically and mentally, and finished the program with the confidence and desire to continue conditioning work on his own. I frequently catch him teaching the games he learned at Power Source to his friends because he had such a great time.'
Parent of youth football player
'For field and court sports, this (Level 1 Speed & Agility) was a great program. Teams do not seem to put enough time into conditioning and the basics of speed and agility. If participants put in a good effort during this class, they will gain both fitness and a better understanding of how to move quickly..
My daughter has never been a big fan of running, but found the clinic very enjoyable and gave her a taste of a type of exercise that she has not been that familiar with.'
Parent of youth swimmer
Value-Packed Training Sessions
Power Source is committed to giving you the greatest value and experience possible from each and every training session.
You can expect all of the following from every one of our clinics:
To help you accumulate the necessary amount of repetition for improvement as quickly as possible, you will receive a take-home workout that spells out exactly what you need to do on your own to continue developing the skills you learn with us.
Complete warm-ups that fully prepare you to train at your best both mentally and physically while minimizing your injury risk during training.
Energizing team games and partner challenges to add more fun to the sessions, which also build on all of the technical tips you will receive.
Friendly and positive coaches who encourage you to break out of your comfort zone and reach new heights. You won't have to worry about being screamed and yelled at for making mistakes, because our staff knows that you have to take risks and fail regularly in order to make progress in any skill.
(Please note that this doesn't mean we don't expect your best effort and focus at all times, because no program can help you succeed if you aren't willing to provide those two things.)
On top of the warm up, skill sessions, and competitions, Power Source Speed Clinics can also incorporate core, plyoemtric, and flexibility training blocks for those who need them to enhance their athletic development.
Fair and affordable pricing, along with a guarantee that if you are not satisfied with the quality of instruction, we will refund 100% of your training fee.
1-Day Introductory Speed Clinic in Leominster
This 2-hour introductory class will cover the foundations of developing elite sprinting and cutting ability, among other skills. The goal of this clinic, as with all of our speed & agility clinics, is to deliver an experience that will make a long-term impact on every athlete who trains with us.
How will we make this lasting impact?
Here are 7 ways that participation in this program can make a dramatically positive long-term change for any athlete:
1. You will develop a more coordinated and effortless sprint stride that will not only make you faster, but will also improve your conditioning because you'll use less energy to move around.
2. Discovering the simple techniques that creates lightning-fast quickess is what helps you react and get to more plays, making you more of an impact player for your team.
3. You will be able to gain separation from defenders and get open more by maximizing your cutting and faking abilities.
4. Improved footwork when cutting will greatly lower your risk of non-contact ankle and knee sprains, two injuries that are reaching epidemic levels in many youth sports.
5. Develop the defensive skills of shuffling and crossover runs - 2 incredibly critical movement skills that are rarely used well by younger athletes - that will make you a feared defender in your sport.
6. Discover how you can become a player who has the highly coveted skill of 'game speed', a term coaches use for players who may not appear fast at first but cover a ton of ground on the field or court, by learning to seamlessly flow from one movement skill to the next.
7. Any athlete who actively works to become better not only improves their physical skills, but almost always becomes a completely different person over time. Parents often tell us how, after training seriously for their sport, are noticeably more confident, determined, and have a greater all-around work ethic.
Right now, we are offering our introductory 1-day, 2-hour clinic for just $15. This works out to getting 2 hours of elite speed & agility training for the price of 1.
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Our Risk-Free Guarantee! What Have You Got To Lose?
Power Source has been training athletes for over a decade. We know what it takes to help them develop properly, and believe without a doubt that our speed clinics will not just meet, but exceed your expectations.
That is why we offer a 100% money-back guarantee for anyone who attends one of our clinics and feels we have not delivered what we promised.
That's how strongly we believe that our programs can help you.
We are not promising overnight success - as some programs may do - because that is simply dishonest.
Speed, agility and quickness development is a long-term process. It is something you will have to commit to over time if you really want to achieve lasting success.
But that's why it is such a rare and valued skill.
It is not easy to achieve, and very few have what it takes to stick it out until they get there.
What we can promise is that we will show you the absolute best way there is to develop your movement skills, no matter what your age or sport.
'Our expectations for this program (Level 1 Speed & Agility) were exceeded. This was the first training of this type that my daughter has been a part of. Jim did a great job of explaining the purpose of each drill and exercise and made the sessions fun and interactive which kept her interested and engaged the entire time.
She now has a better understanding of explosive starts and fast stops and has already been able to incorporate this into her goalkeeping training and in games. This was just what she needed to take her game to the next level.
I would recommend this program to anyone that is interested. There was a great mix of ages and a great split of boys and girls that attended the program. The price was reasonable and the location was great.'
Parent of youth soccer player
Speed Is The #1 Most Coveted Skill By Coaches And Scouts
It is worth repeating, because having it will truly can take your game to an elite level.
But it takes time.
And yes, it can be developed.
If you are willing to do what it takes to succeed, Power Source will teach you how to maximize your speed potential.