Reaction Time

A quick reaction time is key to having explosive athletic performances during game time. Any athlete can benefit from improving this skill needed for speed, coordination and ball control. Learn how to increase your abilities with sport-specific drills, training and techniques. Get quicker and train smarter for the season to impress your coaches, scouts and opponents using STACK's insider information.

Latest in Reaction Time

Do Power Naps Actually Work? Here's What The Research Says

For most people, the word "nap" conjures images of drowsy toddlers and sleepy seniors. It doesn't exactly evoke chiseled athletes at the apex of hu...

By: Brandon Hall

We Tested JAWKU Speed, a Wearable Designed to Make Athletes Faster

Athletes already know they're active. It's why devices that simply track the number of steps taken or stairs climbed in a day might not be all that...

By: Brandon Hall

Watch Odell Beckham Jr. Show Off Crazy Quickness and Reflexes With His Tennis Ball Reaction Drill

Odell Beckham Jr. makes the impossible look pedestrian. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound New York Giants receiver has unbelievable reactions, hand-eye coordin...

By: Brandon Hall

How a Set of Flashing Lights Is Revolutionizing the Way Elite Athletes Train

The tool that's revolutionizing athletic training looks like the offspring of a Simon board. It's a series of small black disks, each capable of li...

By: Brandon Hall

Could This Non-Prescription Sleep Aid Be Your Key To Improved Focus And Performance?

Not getting enough sleep can have disastrous consequences. The scary part is that most Americans are feeling those consequences at this very moment...

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Latest Videos in Reaction Time

C.J. Spiller's Quick Three-Cone L-Drill

One of the NFL's fastest young running backs, C.J. Spiller, shares how to perform the Three-Cone L-Drill properly. This Combine favorite tests how well an athlete can react and change directions on the football field.

Agility and Anticipation Drill With Heather Mitts

To simulate soccer-specific movements, U.S. Women's National Team defender Heather Mitts performs a Y-Drill With Anticipation with coaching by Nick Connor at the D1-Cincinnati training facility.

Reaction Ball Game With Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees performs the Reaction Ball Rebounder Game during the off-season with coaching by Todd Durkin.

UCLA Football: Falling Starts

The UCLA football team performs Falling Starts during their off-season workout routine while head strength and conditioning coach Mike Linn discusses the importance and proper technique for the exercise.

NFL Conditioning: Connor Barwin Pad Work

Connor Barwin, defensive end for the Houston Texans, performs Pad Work with coaching by Ben Creamer.