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Sport Performance Series Bundle

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Some of the components of this bundle may be available as CEU courses.  Click on the STORE tab and then filter the EDUCATION category by CEUs to see options.

Includes all five sport-performance series books. Must-have resource for strength and conditioning professionals, athletic trainers, and personal trainers. Also great for students in strength and conditioning or allied fields.  ($112.75 value). 

Product Code: SPP-2

Developing Agility and Quickness helps athletes blow past those barriers thanks to the top sport conditioning authority in the world, the National Strength and Conditioning Association. NSCA hand-picked its top experts to present the best training advice, drills, and programs for optimizing athletes’ linear and lateral movements. Make Developing Agility and Quickness a key part of your conditioning program, and get a step ahead of the competition.

Developing Endurance- Athletes and coaches will appreciate the assessment tools, analyses, and instruction to define specific needs and establish effective training goals. Armed with these tools and information, you can create the ideal personalized training program for your sport and avoid lengthy plateaus while taking performance to the highest level.

Written by eight of the top National Strength and Conditioning Association experts, Developing Speed is your guide to elite-level speed development, regardless of your sport. In addition to the scientific coverage of speed development, this guide helps you assess your current ability and identify your areas of greatest need. Using this information, along with the most effective drills and exercises, you’ll have the tools and information for creating your own speed development program.

Basketball, football, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis—no matter what your sort, Developing the Core will place you on the path to success and your strongest midsection ever.

In Developing Power, you’ll find research-based recommendations from the world’s leading experts on power development. With exercises and drills, assessments, analysis, and programming, this book will elevate power and performance in all sports.

$101.65 USD - $110.91 USD

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Ice Hockey

June 24, 2022

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This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness highlights the high-intensity, reactive agility hockey players require, and provides two agility drills that challenge that skill.

Coaches Program design Ice Hockey Reactive Agility Change of Direction

Speed, Agility, and Quickness Drills and Application for the Personal Training Client

October 29, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference, Vance Ferrigno teaches how the body moves in spherical three dimensional space and how to apply fun and innovative speed, agility, and quickness drills to enhance total movement quality.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Speed Training Quickness Drills Personal Trainers Agility Drills

Lacrosse

February 19, 2021

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This excerpt briefly explains programming agility sessions for lacrosse athletes.

Coaches Program design Lacrosse Agility Decision-making Skills Reactive Agility

Intensity and Volume by Drill Type

June 1, 2017

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Coaches can use drills to improve quickness and agility. The training session can improve the specific areas needed to increase performance results by setting up appropriate intensity levels, duration of drills, recovery periods, and volume of drills.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design agility quickness strength and conditioningstrength and conditioning

Horizontal Trumps Vertical for Acceleration and Speed Development

July 28, 2014

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In this video from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Bret Contreras discusses how moving horizontally - quick breaks and agility drills vs. hopping - can result in explosive acceleration and speed.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration Speed Development Agility Drills

Transfer of Training for Agility

Traditional lower-body resistance exercise alone may not be an optimal means of developing agility. Further, the effectiveness of straight-sprint training on agility performance has not been well established. In contrast, jump training, including loaded jump squats and horizontal and lateral jumps, holds promise.

Coaches Program design Training for Agility Agility Lifting for Agility Program Design

Developing Agility and Quickness-2nd Edition

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In Developing Agility and Quickness, leading experts from the NSCA offer more than 130 drills, 12 agility and quickness tests, and 15 sport-specific training plans to help athletes gain a step on the competition.
$23 USD - $24.95 USD

EDUCATION BOOKS

Change of Direction Speed Drill Adaptation

May 6, 2019

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This book excerpt is from Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition and goes over change of direction drills to help with speed and power development as well as an athletes cognitive and decision making skills.

Coaches Program design Change of Direction Speed Agility

7 Line Drills to Improve Agility

May 1, 2017

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Line drills can be an excellent way for athletes to improve their footwork, speed, and coordination. This article contains examples of several easy-to-implement line drills.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design line drills agility drills speed drills

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