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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Speed development - introduction and deceleration training


In simple terms, a powerful player will produce high forces, over the greatest distance, in the shortest period of time. The importance of power training for the player is well understood and appreciated. However, in many cases power may be typically trained with the major focus on the concentric phase of the muscle movements. Most medicine ball drills and plyometric movements focus on developing power during both eccentric and concentric contractions. Further, to ensure better power development it is important to focus on the landing aspect of the plyometric movement or the catching aspect of the medicine ball workout and also on the release aspect.