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

2 Simple Drills to Help Athletes Accelerate Faster

If you coach any team sports, you know acceleration is king. In sports like soccer, 90% of sprints are 20m or shorter, while in rugby, 68% of sprints...

By: Michael Zweifel

Improve Your Footwork With Tips From the Man With the World's Fastest Feet

Watching Luis Badillo Jr. move through a speed ladder looks fake. It seems impossible that a person can move with such speed and precision that you ha...

By: Andy Haley

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

Latest Videos in Speed Drills

2017 Path to the Pros: The Fastest Guys in the Draft

Get to know the fastest players in this year’s NFL Draft, including Washington WR John Ross, who just broke the NFL Combine 40 Record with a blazing 4.22.

Game Changers: Can VKTRY's "Performance-Enhancing" Insoles Really Make You a More Explosive Athlete?

VKTRY's VK insoles have been found in studies to make athletes run faster, jump higher and change directions quicker. STACK puts them to the test.

Pro Bowl Running Back Latavius Murray’s Dodge Ball Agility Drill For Elite Reaction Time and Cutting Ability

NFL running back Latavius Murray performs a dodge ball agility drill with his performance coach Vincent Scollo.

How J.J. Watt Prepares for Speed Workouts

Brad Arnett, J.J. Watt's strength coach, explains how to perform a movement prep warm-up that prevents injury and improves speed.

How J.J. Watt Develops His Football Speed

Brad Arnett, J.J. Watt's strength coach, shows the ladder drills that J.J. performs to improve his multi-directional speed and quickness.