Speed training is one of the most demanding aspects of sports as it requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and long practice hours. Keondra Mallard, also known as The Speed Doctor, is one of the very few successful coaches around America who has effectively transformed average athletes into football superstars in college and the NFL. Her remarkable ability to produce results is creating a whole new generation of high-performing athletes who will change the pace of sports in the future.
As a thriving athletic coach and trainer, Mallard has a personal formula that has been proven to generate positive results for her on a personal level and for all her trainees who heeded her wisdom. While many athletes are motivated by results and rewards, there is a key element that Mallard believes makes up 99% of any successful athlete’s career—that is, practice. Practice is a critical ingredient in sports, and she believes that it is the first aspect of any game that an athlete should fall in love with. Success in sports is about doing the hard work first every single day until what is hard becomes easy. As a coach and trainer, Mallard has been dedicating the last years of her life to ensuring that athletes maintain the right mindset and priorities.
“What separates me from my competition is, I understand the value of authenticity. I don’t offer anything that I’m not willing to put my life on the line for. My services are not only effective, but it’s personal, and athletes will forever have a place under my brand. This is not about just coming to train with me. This is a life partnership, and I want my athletes to feel good not only as an athlete but as a person first,” the Speed Doctor explains.
Her phenomenal record and accomplishments in track and field began while she was at Mansfield Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas. As a track varsity, she came out as the country’s top athlete as a short sprinter, resulting in a full scholarship at the University of Texas. Mallard is nothing but grateful to God for being in control of her career path, both as an athlete and a coach. From the time she decided to be a track athlete, opportunities opened up to her one after another. If anything, she considered herself extremely blessed to be doing what she is doing today.
Mallard finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas in Arlington. After she completed her college degree, she went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. Presently, she is considered to be the youngest Athletic Director in the state of Texas with far-reaching skills set. She is still currently a Junior Olympic Record Holder in the 4×100 meter relay. Additionally, she still holds a top-ten rank in the country in the 100- and 200-meter dash.
Taking on the name The Speed Doctor was a decision that she strategically developed for herself to solidify the kind of work she does for all the athletes who train under her. Establishing The Mallard Speed Doctor Academy was the ideal next step for her to take to elevate her business. Her program spans eight years of experience, both as an athlete and as a coach, and combines the best of the best approaches to create high-performing athletes who are also fast, stronger, and better in their personal lives. Her program emphasizes the value of five pillars: hard work, consistency, communication, acceptance, and results.
Mallard’s success has inspired numerous athletes and sports enthusiasts around the country. She has been featured on various networks for her exceptional performance in sports, including CBS, FOX, and NBC. Currently known as the best NFL speed trainer in all of Texas, there is no doubt that Mallard will go a long way not just in the United States but also overseas in the next few years.
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