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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

EDUCATION BOOKS

Maximizing Game Performance – A Task-Based Approach to Speed and Agility Development

July 31, 2015

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On-field success in sports requires the ability to solve sport-specific problems and utilize speed and agility within the specific context of the game. In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Ian Jeffreys explains how adding a task-based approach to an athlete’s speed and agility training can help ensure optimal transfer from training to game performance.

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Windows of Opportunity

April 8, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.

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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.

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Bridge: Speed and Agility Training for Baseball/Softball with Paul Chandler

December 31, 2018

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University of Florida’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball and softball, Paul Chandler, speaks about warm-up and mobility patterns used for his athletes.

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The Pac-Man Drill for Agility

May 1, 2015

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Tammy Kovaluk, CSCS, introduces the "pac-man drill" (also known as the "Ickey shuffle") which can be used for speed, agility, and quickness sessions.

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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.

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Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

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Development of Biomotor Abilities for Soccer

January 1, 2013

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Gain insight into the interactions between strength, power, speed, and agility for soccer players. Also, learn basic programing guidelines that adhere to current research.

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Training Athletic Development and Conditioning in Elite Soccer Players

August 21, 2020

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In this hands-on session from the 2020 NSCA Coaches Conference, Allison Skufca, from Landow Performance, demonstrates progressions from their four pillars of speed and agility training with soccer athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Speed Agility Top End Speed Deceleration Acceleration Soccer Energy Systems Development

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