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Strength of America, Inc. Coaches Speed and Agility Clinic 2009. Goals of Clinic. More Productive Workouts Testing your athletes How to increase; Speed, Agility, and Power Stretching is it necessary? Hydration of your athletes. Myths in training young athletes. Stunt their growth

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strength of america inc

Strength of America, Inc.

Coaches Speed and Agility Clinic 2009

goals of clinic
Goals of Clinic
  • More Productive Workouts
  • Testing your athletes
  • How to increase; Speed, Agility, and Power
  • Stretching is it necessary?
  • Hydration of your athletes
myths in training young athletes
Myths in training young athletes
  • Stunt their growth
  • Can’t teach speed
  • They are just kids and special training takes the fun out of sports
testing the athletes
Testing the Athletes
  • Look at the sport
  • The 1 Mile is not very effective for most athletes
  • Speed Tests
    • 10 yard
    • 20 yard
    • 40 yard
  • Agility Tests
    • Pro Agility
  • Power Tests
    • Vertical Jump
    • Broad Jump
    • Medicine Ball Throw
testing athletes cont
Testing Athletes (cont.)
  • Strength Tests
    • Squat hold
    • Push Ups
  • Flexibility Tests
    • Hamstrings – Sit against a wall
    • Lying Quadriceps
    • Crossover
    • Heel Wedge
    • Rotator Cuff
    • Chest Stretch
warm ups
Warm Ups
  • Need to Reflect Goals of your athletes
  • What Type of Warm Ups
    • Traditional Warm Ups –Jog or Calisthenics
    • Don’t Waste time
  • Drills
    • Heel Walks
    • Heel Toe Walks
    • Arm Swings
    • High Knees
    • Heel Ups
    • Shuffle
    • Shuffle with Change of Direction
    • Form Sprints
    • Toe Punches
    • Mountain Climbers
    • Tennis Ball Drop
power development
Power Development
  • What are Plyometrics
    • Bodyweight vs. Gravity
    • Training the Nervous system to react
  • Decrease the Potential for Injury
  • Improves Tolerance to the Stretch Loads
  • Improves Explosive Power and Reaction Time
power development cont
Power Development (cont.)
  • Why “Plyometrics” make people nervous
    • Train Incorrectly
    • Not enough rest
    • Boxes too big – form first
    • Too much volume (Sets and Reps)
    • Technique Most Important
power development cont11
Power Development (cont.)
  • Sample Plyometrics
    • Broad Jump
    • Squat to Broad Jump
    • Broad Jump into Sprint
    • Bounding
    • Lateral Bounding
    • Split Squats
    • Rim Jumps
    • Line Jumps
    • Cone Jumps
    • Box Jumps
    • Ski Jumps

Broad Jump into Sprint

agility training
Agility Training
  • Being able to maintain speed and control while changing direction
  • Head movement and hip direction are critical
  • Rather than round a corner, explode
agility training cont
Agility Training (cont.)
  • Sample Drills
    • Cross Drills
    • Four Corner Drills
    • Ladder Drills
      • 1 In High Knees
      • 2 In High Knees
      • 2 in Lateral High Knees
      • Forward Slalom
      • Forward Shuffle
      • 1 In High Knee/Jump Sprint
flexibility
Flexibility
  • Is it Beneficial to perform Static Stretches
  • When should you Stretch
  • How long to Hold a Stretch
    • Seated toe touch
    • Modified Hurdle Stretch
    • Butterfly
    • Straddle
    • Crossover
    • Lying Quadriceps Stretch
    • Seated Toe touch
    • Rotator cuff
    • Chest Stretch
when working with athletes
When working with Athletes
  • Limited Attention capacity
  • Demonstrations
  • Verbal (Brief, Concise Cues)
    • Be informative and motivational
  • Working with athletes of different level
    • Different levels of progression
    • From 2 legs to 1 leg
    • Body weight to add weights
    • Small box vs. large box
    • Form must be perfect before progressing to more difficult resistance or skill
nutrition and the young athlete www strengthofamerica us
Nutrition and the Young Athletewww.strengthofamerica.us
  • How often to eat
  • What to eat to prepare for training and games
  • Protein
  • Caffeine and Energy drinks
  • Hydration of your athlete
  • Water vs. Sports Drinks
contact us at
Contact us at:
  • Strength of America, Inc.
  • (480) 219-0868
  • www.strengthofamerica.us
  • strengthofamerica@cox.net
  • Speed and Agility Camps
  • Coaches Clinics
  • Speed and Agility Kit for your school
  • Questions anytime