The ability to stop and change directions quickly is critical to athletic success. The T-Drill is a simple cone drill that hones your ability to generate speed over a short distance and change directions effectively.
The T-Drill forces you to sprint forward, backwards and side-to-side, all while constantly changing directions. It not only works on your speed and agility, but also your balance and body control. You can tweak the distance of the T-Drill to make it either more of a short agility drill or more of a longer, top-speed drill.
- Arrange four cones into a T shape. The distance between the cones is up to you, but placing them somewhere between 5 and 8 yards apart is a good place to start.
- Begin at the cone at the bottom of the T.
- Sprint forward to the cone at the top center of the T.
- Breakdown and backpedal to the bottom cone.
- Breakdown and sprint back to the top center cone.
- Cutting either right or left, sprint to the cone in that direction (if you'd like, you can have a partner point a direction to test your reactions).
- Breakdown and cut around that cone to switch directions and sprint to the farthest cone.
- Breakdown and cut around that cone to switch directions and sprint to the top middle cone.
- Make a crisp cut and sprint back through the bottom cone to finish the drill.
Sets/Reps: 6-8 total reps, alternating the direction you run first
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