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

5 Common Speed Training Mistakes That Will Cost You

What if you knew there were common mistakes, used by coaches every day that cost athletes speed performance? As a coach who has worked with both college...

By: Joel Smith

WATCH: 271-Pound Defensive Lineman Charles Tapper Breaks NFL Combine Record With a 4.59 40-Yard Dash

Photo via NFL Network Measuring 6-foot-3 and 271 pounds, former Oklahoma defensive lineman Charles Tapper is a big dude. For a prospect of his ...

By: Brandon Hall

WATCH: NFL Prospects Grind Through the Most Brutal Sand Dune Workout You've Ever Seen

It's no mystery that training for the NFL Scouting Combine is intense. The prospects are busting their butts to make a lasting impression on coaches a...

By: Andy Haley

WATCH: Odell Beckham Jr. Reaches Supersonic Speed on a Treadmill

It's the NFL off-season. Some players are eating junk food, lying on the couch and enjoying their vacation. But for others, the season never ends, a...

By: Rob Scott

Develop Game-Breaking Speed With Resisted Speed Training

Training for Acceleration There are a variety of drills that can be used to reinforce proper mechanics and emphasize the drive phase (acceleration...

By: Patrick Mendez

Latest Videos in Speed Drills

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.

Michael Johnson Performance Series: 3 Drills to Increase Your Top-End Speed

In this episode of the Michael Johnson Performance Series, Lindsey Andersen shows you three cone drills that can improve your top-end speed.