Agility Training Articles

Success in sports relies on an athlete's ability to move fast and change direction quickly, which is why training for agility and quickness should be the ultimate goal for an athlete's training program. Discover ways to enhance your ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction, and react quicker with training tips and drills from STACK's network of leading performance coaches and experts.

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Principles of Agility Training, Part 2

In Part 1 of this agility training series, we covered fundamental agility principles. However, the challenge with principles and guidelines is t...

Principles of Agility Training, Part 1

Unless you are a track sprinter, how fast you run in a straight line is not much use. You need to be able to stop suddenly, change directions and re...

Training the Hips for Speed, Power and Agility, Part 1: Introduction

You've probably heard coaches say, "that guy has great hips"—referring to an athlete who moves fluidly and effortlessly in all directions. A key d...

Hip Mobility Drills for Better Agility

Athletes train for agility by performing plyometrics and speed drills. But did you know that improving hip mobility can be equally important? You...

3 Drills for Training Speed and Agility in the Sand

Sand is a great training tool for improving speed and agility. It provides resistance that challenges your muscles, helping to make you faster and mor...

Get Quicker With 5 Soccer Speed Ladder Drills

Speed ladder drills are a great way for soccer players to improve agility, balance, quickness and footwork. No matter what sport you play, these soc...

Combine Testing: Pro-Agility Shuttle

The Pro-Agility Shuttle is a key test used by coaches and scouts to evaluate football players at the NFL Combine, college pro days and other footbal...

How Eric Berry Improves Balance and Agility with a 2x4 Beam

If you can't control your balance, you can't change direction. And if you can't change direction quickly and efficiently, you simply won't be able...

Meet Your U.S. Olympians: Heather Mitts

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts aims for her third gold in London with the U.S. women's national soccer team. In the video above, watch h...

TD1 Minute: Three-Cone Drill

In this TD1 Minute weekly series, Kurt Hester, National Training Director for D1 Sports Training and a driving forces behind The Dominant One Chal...

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