The research aimed to determine the training effects on speed potential of young football players by designed training program. Twelve (12) variables were measured, of which three (3) refer to the morphological part, while nine (9) refer to speed and agility tests. It was also assumed that there would be progress in the speed potential and agility of young footballers in favor of the EG, as well as progress in the specific technique. Sample included 33 young football players (Mean ± SD: 8.59 ± 0.69 years of age; body weight 32.12 ± 4.74 kg; height 135.29 ± 5.34 cm; and BMI 17.32 ± 1.76) divided in experimental group (EG) n=18 and control group (CG) n= 15. Greater statistical differences were noticeable in the EG, i.e. progress in the sprint variables at 5 and 10 meters (p<0.05), while
in the CG there was none evident deterioration of the results compared to the initial values. Likewise, all variables, except for the 20- meter sprint and the 505 right leg agility test, had some improvement from baseline, but without statistical significance. Short term
additional training programme lasting 4 weeks led to increase in speed quality improvement at 5 and 10 m in young football players. Results were in line with previous results.
Key words: training, programme, soccer, skills, talent identification