At the completion of this course you will be able to do the following:
Identify the factors that contribute to speed and the science behind effective speed performance.
Explain the technical differences between maximum speed and speed as it relates to an athlete’s ability to improve performance in a variety of sports.
Identify the technical requirements for developing high-level running speed.
Evaluate speed in athletes using a variety of assessment tools.
Design safe and effective training programs for speed to meet specific goals for a variety of sports and activities.
Implement a variety of drills and exercises to develop speed to maximize athletic performance.
Speed has long been recognized as a key component of superior sport performance. Whether chasing a long pass in football or sprinting down the court on a fast break in basketball, a player requires speed in overall ability. Now with the Developing Speed course, professionals can develop their clients’ speed for every sport.
Based on the book of the same name written by eight of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s top experts, this course is packed with research and recommendations, making it the definitive resource for creating scientifically sound training programs that take speed to the highest level. Using assessments, drills and exercises, and program design, professionals can develop customized regimens or choose from one of the eight sport-specific applications of speed training: baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, tennis, and track.
The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and referenced answer key. The study guide emphasizes key concepts of the book to prepare individuals to pass the 75-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions at the completion of the course.
The Developing Speed Online CE Course is an invaluable resource for strength and conditioning professionals seeking to help clients increase speed and blow past the competition.
Learn and Practice With the Developing Speed Book
Chapter 1: The Nature of Speed
Chapter 2: Technical Models of Speed
Chapter 3: Technical Development of Linear Speed
Chapter 4: Assessment of Speed
Chapter 5: Developing Sport-Specific Speed
Chapter 6: Sport-Specific Speed Training
Learning Activities Answer Key
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
A course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers,
athletic trainers, fitness instructors, and other certified
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the
world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing
on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in
strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research,
education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source
of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA
provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
Quotes for Developing Speed by the National Strength and
“Developing Speed is an excellent book for any
coach looking to develop sport-specific speed with athletes.”
Kevin Cronin-- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Colorado
"The tools and resources compiled by the top experts in the field of
strength and conditioning do a tremendous job of targeting the
performance needs of multiple sports. If you're looking to increase
sport-specific speed, Developing Speed has everything you need!"