About Sam Portland


From a young age, my journey in the world of sports and speed began on the rugby field. At just eight years old, I discovered my natural gift for speed as I effortlessly dashed past defenders, scoring tries from inside my own half. But fate had other plans for me. A devastating leg injury halted my meteoric rise, stripping away my speed and leaving me facing an uphill battle to reclaim my place on the field.

It was during those challenging times that my passion for speed truly ignited. Fueled by determination and a thirst for knowledge, I immersed myself in Eastern European research and literature, devouring every book and resource on speed training. As I delved deeper into my personal education, a profound love for the intricacies of speed development took hold.

At just 17, I began my journey as a coach, blending my newfound knowledge with years of experience playing and working in team sports. Guided by my own struggles and successes, I developed a holistic approach to speed training that transcended traditional methods.

As I ascended to coaching professional athletes, I faced skepticism and resistance from peers entrenched in outdated ideologies. Undeterred, I forged ahead, pioneering innovative techniques that yielded tangible results on the field.

One such breakthrough came in the form of Game Speed Gate Golf, a revolutionary training method that revolutionized speed development for team sports. Drawing on my extensive experience working with Premiership rugby teams, international rugby squads, and NFL players, I witnessed firsthand the transformative power of my approach.

From helping athletes achieve personal bests to coaching elite teams to victory, my journey has been defined by a relentless pursuit of excellence. Today, I stand as a trusted authority in the world of sports speed, sharing my expertise with coaches worldwide.

But amidst the accolades and achievements, my true passion lies in connecting with athletes on a personal level. As a competitor at heart, I continue to sharpen my own skills on the rugby field, ensuring that the Sport Speed System remains grounded in real-world application.

Sports speed isn’t just a profession for me – it’s a way of life. With each success and setback, I’ve honed a system that encapsulates the essence of team sports, empowering athletes and coaches alike to reach new heights of performance. My mission is clear: to pass down my knowledge and experience, cultivating the fastest, most explosive team sport athletes on the planet.

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