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Should You Be Training at 'Game Speed'?

By Dell Johnson, CoachUp Nation, 02/12/18, 12:00PM CST

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Training is all about manipulating the body both physically and mentally while perfecting your skill at the same time.

Constantly I hear parents, coaches, and trainers mistakenly use the term “game speed” as a must for practicing or training for a certain sport. However, this style of practicing and training is far from reality.

In order to get your athletes in peak condition mentally and physically, game speed during a practice or training session should be at 20 percent or less. When I say game speed, I am referring to the highest intensity in which you play during a live sport’s game.