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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

Practical examples

Our practical workshops will include several examples of exercises that focus on creating a greater foundation for deceleration training. However, here are a number of deceleration type exercises and drills that can be successfully used to develop this important but often overlooked element of speed.

Figure 7. A box jump with controlled eccentric landing.

Figure 7 illustrates a commonly executed box jump. It is important to have the player land in a strong squat position which develops eccentric strength and rapid deceleration abilities. The exercise can be advanced by performing a similar movement, by jumping down from the box and working on a strong squat position during the landing.