Space and Time
Not quantum physics or star wars, but two very fundamental concepts key to understanding Multidimensional Speed and Agility (MDSA). Space and time are key elements of “game speed.” Proficient players in team sports must have an understanding of space. Space is awareness of where all the players are on the field or court at all times. Maybe more important than where they are, is where they are not, the actual space between them. The goal is to develop the perception, vision and awareness to be able to exploit that space.
Time is the internal clock that is always ticking to make the player aware of how much time they have to execute a skill. It is not conscious, but subliminal. A novice performer is always in a hurry, rushed thinking that they do not have enough time. An experienced performer on the other seems calm and collected, in many respects the game slows down for them. They seem to have the ability to wait to make things happen.
Space and time can be improved with training as part of a comprehensive MDSA training program.