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Ice Hockey

June 24, 2022

Article

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

Change of Direction Speed Drill Adaptation

May 6, 2019

Article

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

Typical Starting Patterns

September 18, 2020

Article

This excerpt from Developing Speed discusses the various start patterns that exist and how to include them in a speed development program.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Speed Stance Acceleration Direction Transition Static Start Rolling Start

5 Reaction Drills to Build Quickness

May 1, 2017

Article

This book excerpt provides examples of quickness drills that may improve the ability to identify a specific stimulus and to respond quickly and appropriately.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility ball drops drill shuffle reaction ball drill wave drill reactive sprint and backpedal drill reactive gear drill drills to improve quickness how to improve reaction times quickness

Factors Determining Agility: Speed

June 1, 2017

Article

Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity, so this phase of sprinting is critical for changing directions as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Optimal technique for linear sprinting in the acceleration phase involves four factors that maximize stride length and frequency.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique speed agility strength and conditioning

Wrestling

August 19, 2022

Article

This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness explains the agility considerations for different wrestling disciplines.

Coaches Program design Wrestling Agility Quickness Balance

Rotational Movement Skills

August 25, 2023

Article

The excerpt from Strength Training for Soccer describes the movements necessary for multidirectional speed.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Multidirectional Speed Acceleration Backpedaling Shuffle and Cut

Teaching and Motivating Youth Athletes—A Personal Perspective

July 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches should strive to teach athletes in a way they can understand: by hearing, seeing, and practicing. This article describes some techniques that a coach can use to accomplish this.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design youth athletic training youth athletes motivational tools Youth training guidelines how to motivate children hs-coaching

From Flag to Friday Night—Long-Term Athlete Development in Youth American Football

February 11, 2019

Article

Approximately 2 million youth from 6 - 12 years of age participate in football every year. This article discusses the importance of long-term athletic development (LTAD) for youth football athletes and the significance of a player development pathway for long-term success and longevity in the sport.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration hs-coaching LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Youth Football

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast Special Episode – Defining Excellence in Coaching with Marquis Johnson and Bryan Doo

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Marquis Johnson, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Minnesota Vikings National Football League (NFL) team, and Bryan Doo, former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association (NBA) team and owner of Optimal Fitness, join as guests with the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon. Also returning for this Gatorade Performance Partner collaboration episode is guest co-host Jon Jost, a 27-year veteran college strength and conditioning coach and the Team Sports Manager for Gatorade. Join this fun group of strength and conditioning coaches from across the industry as they discuss what it means to be successful, as well as how they are reshaping the different career paths within the field. Connect with Marquis on Instagram: @quis_fit | Reach Bryan on Instagram: @bdoostrength or Twitter: @bdoo22 | Email Jon at: jonathan.jost@pepsico.com | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs To learn more and join the Gatorade Performance Partner Community, visit GatoradePerformancePartner.com.

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