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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.

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

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

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

High Knee Drills

June 1, 2017

Article

High knee drills help develop coordinated front-side mechanics and are often used as part of a warm-up. This article details several high knee drills that you can use with your athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique high knee drills

"Get Up and Go" Drill for Rugby Players

May 1, 2017

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The aim of the get up and go drill for rugby players is to develop the ability to accelerate from a low body position, which is especially important when accelerating into a potential contact situation.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique rugby training for rugby agility drills for rugby

Soccer-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

Article

One common thread that provides an advantage for all soccer players at any position is to be faster than the opponent. Incorporate these drills into your next speed session.

Coaches Exercise Science Soccer Speed Quickness Acceleration Deceleration Explosiveness

Age and Sex Considerations: Practical Application

December 15, 2023

Article

This article from Developing Agility briefly discusses the importance of age-appropriate speed and agility drills.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Program design Adolescent LTAD Speed Agility

Football-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

Article

This article presents two football-specific speed drills in detail—the single-leg box explosion and the mountain climber.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Football exercise technique speed mountain climber single-leg box explosion

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

7 Line Drills to Improve Agility

May 1, 2017

Article

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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