Developing Agility and Quickness
BookThe ball handler who fakes and then drives past a defender for an easy score. A pass rusher who leaves a would-be blocker in his wake on the way to sacking the quarterback. A setter who manages to maneuver both body and ball in the blink of an eye to make the perfect pass for the kill and match-winning point. These are all reasons agility and quickness are such prized physical attributes in modern sport.
Efforts to become markedly quicker or more agile, however, aren’t always successful. Genetic limitations, technical deficiencies, and inferior training activities are among the major obstacles.
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.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Factors Determining Agility
Chapter 2: Factors Determining Quickness
Chapter 3: Testing Agility and Quickness
Chapter 4: Agility Drills
Chapter 5: Quickness Drills
Chapter 6: Agility and Quickness Program Design
Chapter 7: Sport-Specific Programming
About the Editor
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of more than 30,000 professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s most trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
“Developing Agility and Quickness bridges the gap between science and practical training for agility and quickness. It’s an invaluable resource for improved sport performance.”
Lee Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM -- Director of the Center for Sport Performance at California State University, Fullerton; Author of Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness
“Developing Agility and Quickness does a great job of combining research and in-the-trenches knowledge. To help athletes be the best they can, today's coaches need to have the latest advice on training agility and quickness, which this book provides.”
Eleanor Frankel -- Editor in Chief, Training & Conditioning magazine
ExcerptsOptimum Speed Gives Athletes An Advantage
Quickness Games Develop Movement Skills
Three Cone Drills