Speed: Beyond Genetics

In team sports, Speed is the ultimate Game-Changer.  An athlete that can beat their opponent off the line every time?  And make the other team miss so they can make the big play?  And then outrun everyone on the field?  That athlete is a GAME-CHANGER - an athlete that every coach wants, and every opponent fears.


So the question is: Can Speed be Taught?

While there is no question that genetics do play a large role in the ability to run fast, it is also true that regardless of your natural abilities, the capacity to be fast, quick, explosive, and agile can be trained and improved upon greatly.



So how do we do that?

According to George Dintiman and Bob Ward in Sports Speed (Human Kinetics Publishers), “Regardless of the sport, there are only five ways to improve playing speed over short distances"....

  1. Improving starting ability and acceleration
  2. Increasing stride length
  3. Increasing the number of steps taken per second (stride rate)
  4. Improving speed endurance
  5. Improving sprinting form and technique.

Every sport will have different emphasis for these 5 elements, but each is important and plays a vital role in helping an athlete develop game-changing Speed, Agility, Power, and Explosiveness.


At Elite Speed Academy, we have been perfecting our programming of these 5 elements for more than a decade.

Over the course of our 8-week program, our athletes learn not just the techniques required to be an elite mover on the field, but also how to apply those techniques in real competitive and game-like situations.

It's the difference between being a great practice player and being a Game-Changer.

The Elite Performance Academy program has helped more than 70 athletes earn NCAA and USports Scholarships in:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Rugby

We have also worked with athletes from:

  • NFL
  • CFL
  • NLL
  • NASL
  • Team Canada Baseball
  • Team Canada Basketball
  • Team Canada Football
  • Team Canada Lacrosse
  • Team Canada Rugby

Our system WORKS!  If you are an athlete, or the parent of an athlete, who wants to be at their very best next season,


Reserve your spot in Elite Speed Academy today.  EARLY BIRD pricing is on until Christmas Eve at midnight.

Click here to become a GAME-CHANGER!

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