Doesn’t matter the sport, everyone wants to be fast. Unfortunately, not everyone is, but everyone can surely get faster. This comes down to a few key principles, and it’s not just about running a faster 30, 40 or 60 yard dash. Every sport is different and it’s important to focus on training sport-specific speed, position-specific speed, and simply just getting explosive.
When it comes to training baseball players, let’s start by bringing up a crucial point. Training first-step quickness and change-of-direction speed as well as improving mobility, strength and deceleration mechanics should be the focal points of any great speed development program.