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© June, 2013
Agility Drills

by Dr. Michael Yessis
President Sports Training, Inc.

There are both positives and negatives in practicing drills with ladders, hurdles, and cones.

Agility drills are very popular in football training. They are used for improving the ability to change direction while in motion. This ability, which is the definition of sports agility, is a very important ingredient for success. For example, a football running back must be able to quickly change direction when he sees a defender preparing to tackle him. A receiver must be able to quickly change directions to elude a cornerback. A safety must have the ability to keep up with (or to cover) the receiver and not allow him any separation.

The quicker and sharper the changes in direction, the better the athlete can elude or stay with his opponent. The ability to make quick, sharp changes in direction also enables the pla ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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