Just as we wrap up and put closure to another Speed Development Training Session the other day, a father ( to a basketball player, who is not one of my athletes YET ) mentions to me that what he witnessed for the past 15 minutes was “Good Stuff.” I responded with a “Thank You” as we both walked out the door, and as he lit up his cigarette he brings to my attention that “You know you can’t teach speed. You either have it or you don’t.”
Well obviously you know that this stopped me in my tracks. I said “Really?” What do you think we were doing in there? As he took a deep breathe full of carcinogens, he kinda shrugged his shoulders with an uncanny expression on his face.
It was at this point that I realized this gentleman had no clue as to what defined speed, what components made up speed or the “type” of training to acquire speed. So, it was time for a brief educational period.