Become a Problem-Solving Coach with The Rules of Speed

Build Your Training Programs on a Solid Foundation of Sprinting Science

Become a Problem-Solving Coach with The Rules of Speed

Build Your Training Programs on a Solid Foundation of Sprinting Science

Course Overview

Embark on a comprehensive journey through ‘The Rules of Speed,’ a course meticulously crafted to enhance your coaching prowess in sprinting. From foundational principles to advanced sprint mechanics and data analytics, each module is designed to elevate your understanding and application of key speed development strategies.

Module 1: Laying the Foundation of Speed

Discover the fundamental principles of speed that form the bedrock of successful sprint coaching. This module lays the groundwork, offering insights into the essential elements of sprinting.

Module 2: Theoretical Insights into Sprinting Dynamics

Deepen your knowledge with an exploration of advanced sprint mechanics. Learn about stride length, stride rate, ground contact time, and air time, and understand their crucial interplay in sprint performance.

Module 3: Mastering Data and Analysis Skills

Equip yourself with practical data analysis skills. This module focuses on using tools like Google Sheets and Kinovea for performance measurement and analytics, empowering you to make informed, data-driven coaching decisions.

Course Overview

Embark on a comprehensive journey through ‘The Rules of Speed,’ a course meticulously crafted to enhance your coaching prowess in sprinting. From foundational principles to advanced sprint mechanics and data analytics, each module is designed to elevate your understanding and application of key speed development strategies.

Module 1: Laying the Foundation of Speed

Discover the fundamental principles of speed that form the bedrock of successful sprint coaching. This module lays the groundwork, offering insights into the essential elements of sprinting.

Module 2: Theoretical Insights into Sprinting Dynamics

Deepen your knowledge with an exploration of advanced sprint mechanics. Learn about stride length, stride rate, ground contact time, and air time, and understand their crucial interplay in sprint performance.

Module 3: Mastering Data and Analysis Skills

Equip yourself with practical data analysis skills. This module focuses on using tools like Google Sheets and Kinovea for performance measurement and analytics, empowering you to make informed, data-driven coaching decisions.

Course Outline

Module 1: Foundations and Framework of Speed

  • Introduction
  • The Big Question
  • Inputs vs Outputs
  • The Rules of Speed

Module 2: Deep Dive into Sprinting Dynamics

  • Horizontal Velocity
  • Stride Length & Stride Rate
  • Air Time
  • Ground Contact Time
  • The Pursuit of Perfection: Refining Sprint Technique

Module 3: Practical Measurement: Tools and Techniques

  • Data Preperation in Google Sheets
  • Measuring GCT & AT
  • Measuring Stride Rate
  • Measuring Max Velocity
  • Mobile Phone Trick
  • Measuring Stride Length

Meet your coach

Chris Conradie

Chris Conradie

Founder of Spyre

Chris Conradie is an accomplished coach and speed consultant, with over 12 years of coaching experience. Having coached at the Bulls and internationally for the Qatar Athletics Federation, he now owns his own speed facility and leads his athletic development academy. With a solid academic foundation in B.Ed Human Movement Studies, Chris imparts a wealth of knowledge, covering foundational skills to professional-level athletics and rugby.

Commencing his coaching journey in 2012 at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Chris has evolved into a full-time coaching role, achieving significant success in training SA junior and senior champions, as well as Asian youth medalists. His expertise is further underscored by international experience, notably in junior sprint coaching for the Qatar Athletics Federation.

Grounded in a deep love for sports and a commitment to long-term athletic development, Chris’s coaching philosophy revolves around positively influencing athletes. Driven by a calling to educate and inspire, he ensures that each trainee reaches their full potential.

Off the field, Chris cherishes quality family time and enjoys the simple pleasures of a good braai. His approach to coaching is fueled by passion and dedication, making him a true inspiration in the world of sports.

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