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Excerpts — Developing Agility and Quickness-2nd Edition

Warm-up methods and techniques for agility training

It is an essential and standard practice for athletes to warm up before they practice or compete. The purpose of a well-designed warm-up is to enhance performance and decrease the likelihood of injuries.

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Practical application of age and sex considerations

Most importantly, coaches need to ensure that content is age appropriate. For example, a group of middle school football players should not be performing the same speed and agility training tactics as professional athletes from the National Football League.

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Sport-specific agility and quickness training for soccer

Soccer is one of the most challenging sports for which to design an agility and quickness program because it consists of almost constant movement over two 45-minute periods.

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