One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004).
The following types of drills should be included in an agility training program: Line drills: Drills conducted in a linear fashion that incorporate change of direction, footwork, reaction time, acceleration, deceleration, stopping ability, conditioning, transitions between skills, and cutting ability.
Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a).
The ultimate training resource for athletes and coaches includes more than 262 exercises and drills, programming, and exclusive access to online video library. Assessments provide parameters for individual programs and sport-specific training.
Today’s athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more agile than ever before. Exhibiting a combination of power, speed, and quickness, they’ve raised the bar on performance, competition, and training. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition.
With this total training package, you’ll have exclusive online access to a video library of the most effective drills and exercises for developing movement skills, and you’ll see how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book. Sample training programs are included for these sports:
Baseball and softball
Football and rugby
Basketball and netball
Track and field
Tennis and Badminton
Racquetball and squash
The top sport and conditioning experts present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs to maximize athletes’ movement capabilities. The book includes 262 drills and proven assessments for customizing programs and tracking progress.
If you’re serious about elevating your performance, Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is a must have.
Part I Training Essentials
Chapter 1 How the Training Works Chapter 2 Athlete Assessment Chapter 3 Incorporating Mental Training Chapter 4 Speed Training Chapter 5 Agility Training Chapter 6 Quickness and Reaction Time Training
Part II Training Programs
Chapter 7 Developing a Customized Program Chapter 8 Baseball and Softball Chapter 9 Football and Rugby Chapter 10 Basketball and Netball Chapter 11 Combat Sports Chapter 12 Track and Field Chapter 13 Soccer Chapter 14 Lacrosse Chapter 15 Tennis and Badminton Chapter 16 Racquetball and Squash
A conditioning and training guide for players of all sports, strength and conditioning enthusiasts, athletic trainers, conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and parents of athletes.
Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM, is a previous President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Board of Directors. In 2014 Brown received the NSCA’s Lifetime Achievement award for his work with the Association. Brown holds both a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Formerly a high school physical education teacher and coach of many sports, Brown is now a professor of strength and conditioning in the department of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. He and his wife, Theresa, reside in Buena Park, California.
Vance Ferrigno is President of F3 Training Systems, LLC and is also a Nike NG 360 Golf Performance Specialist for the Cliffs Clubs overseeing the golf performance program. Ferrigno earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Florida State University and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute. His certifications include American College of Sports Medicine’s Health Fitness Specialist and Health Fitness Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weight Lifting Club Coach, USA Cycling Level 2 Coach and Nike NG 360 Golf Performance Specialist. He resides in Travelers Rest, SC.
“Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is one of the books that I use frequently when designing training programs for my athletes.”
Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS, RSCC, FNSCA-- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Author of Dumbbell Training
“Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is a comprehensive resource that will benefit all readers. The recommendations are backed by research and are easily adjusted to the needs of each athlete.”
Boyd Epley-- Founder of National Strength and Conditioning Association, U.S. Collegiate Strength and Conditioning, Coaches Hall of Fame, Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, Lindy’s Sports Top 100 Most Important College Football Sports Figures of the Century