The Importance of Speed Training for Girls Soccer Players

Published on May 19, 2018

A lot of parents ask me how their daughter can get faster. First off, if your daughter wants to get faster, she has to do more than just run.

Although some kids are more “naturally” fast than others, it doesn’t mean that your daughter can’t improve her speed.

Speed training can help  improve reaction time and develop quick-twitch muscle fibers which will help your daughter change direction more quickly and improve her breakaway speed.

Having pure speed is awesome but you look at the best soccer players in the world and they have an incredible ability to change direction and speed.

In soccer, being able to change your direction in a split second and change your pace is absolutely key.

With that being said, you need to understand that developing speed doesn’t just happen over night- it’s a long process. Speed development is consistent work over time within the components of coordination, mechanics, strength, and power.

If your daughter needs to get faster, I would love to help her get there- just email me at shay@alphagirlsoccer.com.

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