The Speedworks Training System is our methodology to developing coaches and athletes; built over 14 years through coaching a variety of individuals. We we measure performance when you start and take you on a journey of growth and improvement.

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Speed Academy

Speed Academy

Weekly Speed Development Sessions for 7-15 Year-Olds in Loughborough


Join our Speed Academy and have access to regular training sessions with our specialist coaches. This is a 60 minute session with a coach to athlete ratio of 1:6 to allow for more focused and advanced coach support.

By utilising the Speedworks coaching team on a weekly basis, this is a great way to have specific speed training whilst complimenting what you already do at your club.

Whether you are a team sports player looking for that extra edge with your speed and agility or a track athlete after more technical input, then please get in touch.

This is an ongoing monthly service with a monthly fee and you can come along for an initial trial session.

  • Tuesdays – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Saturdays – 1:30pm – 2:30pm


£80.00 a month for attending one session a week.

£20.00 for initial trial session


The Importance of Youth Training

Youth athletics is not just about playing a sport; but building character, instilling discipline, and fostering a passion for a healthy and active lifestyle.

At Speedworks Academy, we believe that each young athlete is a unique individual with incredible potential waiting to be realised. Our mission is to provide them with the guidance, support, and expertise they need to unlock their hidden talents and rise to new heights.

Speedworks have vast experience of developing youth talent and bridging the gap between development and elite performance.


Nurturing Speed and Agility

Speed isn’t just about raw acceleration; it’s about developing agility, coordination, and technique. We approach speed training by taking into account the physical and cognitive development of each individual.

For the Young Beginners (Ages 6-9): Our focus here is on building a strong foundation of fundamental movement skills. We will do this through engaging and enjoyable activities, we will cultivate their motor skills, balance, and basic coordination.

For the Emerging Athletes (Ages 10-14): As athletes go through physical and mental maturity, we introduce more structured speed and agility drills. These help them refine their mechanics, stabilise the body after a rapid rate of growth to reduce risk of injuries, and maintain progression in their athletic performance.

For the Aspiring Champions (Ages 15-19): As athletes progress and engage more into performance. We involve more advanced drills that challenge their limits and push their boundaries, all while maintaining a strong focus on injury prevention.


Personalised Approach to Speed Training

Due to the small group sizes, our coaches will be able to personalise training, tailoring observations, assessments, and adaptations to each athlete’s developmental stage. Setting both achievable and challenging goals, we prioritise progress and confidence- building. Alongside our pursuit of excellence, we recognize the significance of enjoyment in sports. Our training sessions, designed to be enjoyable and engaging, foster an enduring passion for physical activity and sportsmanship. Recognizing that speed training is just a fragment of holistic development, we emphasise crafting well-rounded athletes. Beyond the track, we concentrate on character cultivation, teamwork, and nurturing a growth mindset, poised to guide young athletes toward triumphs in sports and all facets of life.


Tracking Progression and Maturation

Throughout the program,we will analyse each person through our biomechanical assessments and simple anthropometric measurements. The biomechanical analysis includes a video analysis and sprints through timing gates. The anthropometric measurements are simple height and weight measurements. Both of these tests allow us to identify more clearly the individuals strengths and weaknesses and rate of maturation and clearly tailor training accordingly.


Still unsure? Come for a trial session with us to meet the coaches and get an idea of a typical session.


What age group is this for?

Speed Academy is for 7-15 year olds.

How long are the sessions?

Sessions are 60mins long.

What do the sessions entail?

These sessions focus on the long-term athlete development and will cover the technical components to cover acceleration, max velocity and change of direction for team sports athletes.  We also cover conditioning and general strength and conditioning for speed.

What happens if i can't attend a session?

Please inform us and then try and make up that extra session through the other time slots in the week.

Where do the sessions take place?

At the indoor and outdoor HiPAC track, Loughborough University.

How do I sign up?

How do I pay for the sessions?

A monthly invoice will be sent ahead of the sessions.

Can I watch?

There is a viewing gallery in both facilities as you are unable to go onto the track area.

Is there parking available?

Yes, paid car parking is available. Please park in allocated spaces and not on the roadside.

Do you offer free trial sessions?

We offer one trial session at £20.

What happens if my child needs to stop attending?

This is a monthly membership, paid ahead of time, so you just need to give us notice prior to the next month starting, Please let your coach aware and then email to confirm the last session date.