Is your child athlete lacking the speed necessary to compete? Unfortunately, too many young athletes are often prematurely labeled as being slow despite their inclination and talent for their respective sport.
So, can a young athlete really improve their speed qualities? Or, are they simply cursed with slow genes? Barring no genetic birth disorders affecting the muscular-skeletal or neurological system, a young healthy athlete can in fact increase their ability to move faster on the field.
That said, only a small percentage of the youth population will achieve world class sprinting abilities, yet tens of thousands of young athletes never even come close to hitting their maximum speed potential.
Speed development is a skill that takes time to develop analogous to sport specific requirements like dribbling, passing, shooting, etc, through quality focused long-term athletic development programs.