Speed Drills

If you want to get faster, you have to do more than run. Learn how speed drills can help you improve your reaction time and develop quick-twitch muscle fibers which will help you change direction more quickly and improve your breakaway speed. We've got speed drills you can do on any field or court to improve performance and help you become a better athlete. Let STACK's expert network of strength coaches and elite athletes show you how to get faster with the following speed drills.

Latest in Speed Drills

8 Drills For Building NFL-Style Speed and Explosiveness

Speed kills. Perhaps this fact is no more apparent than in football. A football field is only 100 yards long and 53.33 yards wide. The faster a pla...

By: Brandon Hall

3 Linebacker Footwork Drills for Speed and Quickness

To quote the film "Remember the Titans": football is about being "lean, mean, agile, hostile, and mobile!" No position better personifies this statement...

By: Nick Parasiliti

4 Basketball Quickness Drills to Help You Get Faster and More Explosive on the Court

In the sport of Basketball, first step quickness is vital to success on the court. Optimizing your first step will allow you to create separation and...

By: Jamal Baptiste

16 Acceleration Starts for Team Sport Athletes

Acceleration is the most common part of speed utilized by team sport athletes. They are constantly forced to start, stop and change directions at any...

By: Josh Gibson

Kings Forward Rudy Gay Is Improving His Footwork and Basketball Strength This Off-Season

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has been working hard all off-season to improve his game. The 30-year-old is still producing great numbers, but he...

By: Rob Scott

Latest Videos in Speed Drills

How John Ross Became The Fastest Man in Football

Washington WR John Ross is officially the fastest player in NFL Combine history. As it turns out, he's been preparing for greatness for a long time.

Prolific Speed Training: 3-Cone Reaction Drill

Ryan Flaherty, owner of Prolific Athletes in San Diego, teaches you how to improve your reaction time with the 3-Cone Reaction Drill.

Prolific Speed Training: Acceleration Ladder Drill

Improve your acceleration and top-end speed with the Acceleration Ladder Drill, which speed coach Ryan Flaherty teaches to NFL players at Prolific Athletes in San Diego.

World-Class Workouts With Todd Durkin: Can You Handle the 60-Yard Shuttle Test?

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin challenges you to take the 60-Yard Shuttle Test.

World-Class Workouts with Todd Durkin: Improve Speed and Reaction Time with the 4-Cone Box Drill

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to increase your agility and reaction time with the 4-Cone Box Drill.