Think, given all the work you're doing, might try to take it even a notch higher.
I agree. More on that later.
1. Felt like you were talking to people who had already seen other speed programs and you were just trying to differentiate from that. But I and a lot of readers don't have that background. Feels too in group, if you get my drift. There's probably a way to describe alternate theories and how you disagree with them. but the stuff about "other people don't do it right, and I do"...it kind of made me want to see evidence of how many other people don't do it right. and then again, do you really want to define yourself in that manner, anyhow? [/quote}
That article was meant for other people who train athletes for a living, hence the comment about it being possible off topic. So, yes I was talking to other people who have already seen other speed programs.
2. Also, it seems like there were a lot of comments about drills, not being proven to result in speed, but the same could be said of your program (or any) unless you're somehow testing the results by actual speed. I guess you are trying to connect it to a theory that will result in speed...but still that is not tested speed. And anyhow, I didn't really understand the theory.
I test my athetes regularly. They do my drills; they get faster and better at their given sport.
3. Seems like some of what you are developing is not speed, but agility. Also, obviously drills are useful for any complicated activity. I mean people do scales, when you learn an instrument! But, wouldn't they be pretty different based on the sport? (you sort of adreess this, but I coulnd't be clear if there is an all different program or you try to have all athletes do all types of drills, also I'm not clear how all this is integrated with their sports training).
This is just a brief exerpt of my program. If I wrote out my entire program, it would be a book, not an article. I don't have time for that. You're missing the point. Yes, I do individualize my programs to fit the needs of the athlete, but it still boils down to whether or not the athlete can sprint, change direction, and jump efficiently. So, usually, there are more similarities than differences.
As far as the speed versus agility thing, your arguing over semantics. Most of my athletes come from basketball, soccer, and football. Given this, they will hardley ever run a distance greater than 10 - 20yards in a straight line. So, it doesn't make sense to spend much time working on linear speed - although we still do spend a little.
Thanks for the compliment fellas (I'm assuming you're guys)
Honestly, not very happy with the article. Probably should've went into more detail in my own progressions, even though I initially thought it was beyond the scope of the article. Also, they messed with my formatting and changed the pictures. I was a little peeved. Also, they put the wrong website at the bottom.
Oh well, is what it is.