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11.04.2020

Only Your Best

A man performing a drill

The ability to change direction efficiently is central to multidirectional sports. In the course of a game an athlete is exposed to an endless number of motions that require a countless number of movement patterns. Each requires a quick decision and/or explosive change of direction. In improving the agility needed to excel the player must put one’s body through as many ranges of motion as possible. 

There are repetitive drills needed to acquire sport specific skill acquisition. There are also repetitive drills that are widely accepted as  measures of performance. As a coach, it is also necessary to provide an endless number of ever changing drills to enhance the athletes ability to  neurologically and physically react as they are building strength, speed and athleticism.

When participating in agility drills the number one consideration is to perform every step full-speed even if there is a misstep.  If it is not full speed the drill becomes something other than agility. Competition is filled with recovery from missteps and mistakes. Preparation for competition is learning to correct mishaps with effort.

Full speed drills: If you are trying to run a faster 40 yard dash and never run full speed you can not expect to improve your forty. If you are running an agility drill and are not moving as quickly as possible you can not expect to improve change of direction. Athletes must know If they do a drill incorrectly and recover as quickly as possible it is still a positive in their development of athleticism. Rewarding an athlete for how quickly they recover from a mistake goes a long way in the learning process. Your opponents goal is to make you step wrong, hesitate, over extend and misdirect. It is all part of sport. The coaching message is – Only your best Is good enough – on any drill.

 
Agile Bags will make an Athlete Agile when done Full Speed

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