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Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-3rd Edition

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-3rd Edition


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    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
    • Combat sports
    • Track and field
    • Soccer
    • Lacrosse
    • 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not an official book from SAQ™ INTERNATIONAL. For details of books including ‘SAQ™ Soccer’, and SAQ™ Rugby’ and official SAQ™ Resources visit


    A conditioning and training guide for players of all sports, strength and conditioning enthusiasts, athletic trainers, conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and parents of athletes.

    Table of Contents

    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

    About the Author & Editor

    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

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    Excellent publication for improving of player's efficiency.