Got a question for you all:
If a 12 yr old is fast over 40 yards, will he be fast over 40 yards when he is 21? And the same applies with: if he is slow at 12, will he be slow at 21? I’ve an assignment to complete regarding talent identification of youth soccer players, and I was curious as to how important speed is at a young age, and if the ‘natural speed’ isn’t there, how much improvement could be made through correct training for the next 5+ years? And could you turn a slow kid into a fast adult (I don’t mean Olympic 100m fast, a 100m time of <12seconds would be ok). Also, if anyone knows any useful websites/resources on this topic then I’d like to hear them. Thx.