Prepare for each one of your speed training session with a thorough warm up. Eliminate long distance running! It reduces explosiveness and compromises speed. If conditioning is an immediate concern, condition specifically for your sport. There are many ways to get in shape for explosive sports with out doing slow and aerobic work which diminishes explosiveness. For the young athletes, speed training work should be playful and game like. Formal drill work is not required before the ages of 9-10. Everything should be quick and short bursts with rapid changes of direction. Try Playing Tag games and short relays.Maximal strength , acceleration ability are closely related. Spend a good amount of time working on maximal strength through means like squatting Always stress correct mechanics. Relate the mechanics to the specific movements of your sport. Emphasize correct mechanics without making the athlete robotic. All for individual expression of each athlete.