# 39 – Speed and Agility

It seems to be everyone’s favorite training topic, yet some struggle for an exact definition. We define and discuss speed and agility in it’s most pure form. And then, we go into what to consider for teaching Speed and Agility to high school student-athletes.

Coach Bres breaks down, how, like anything else, Speed and Agility needs to be taught in it’s most basic form before anyone starts to think about the sexiest new cone or ladder drill.

Time Stamps: 
Part 1: What is Speed? What is Agility? 
  • Speed and Agility – The Full Packaged Product (0:00 – 2:55)
  • Defining ‘Speed’ – ‘the skill and ability to accelerate and reach high movement velocities’ (2:55 – 5:18)
  • Defining ‘Agility’ – ‘the skill and ability to change movement direction, velocity, or modes in response to a stimulus (5:18 – 10:40)
  • Training Speed – Sprint, Strength and Power (10:40 – 20:50)
  • Training Agility – Teach It First (20:50 – 26:55)

With over 600 instructional videos we TEACH Speed and Agility at PLT4M. Go check it out in a demo of PLT4M (26:55 – 27:50)

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Part 2: Equipment and Myths 
  • The S+C in Agility (27:40 – 30:40)
  • Ladders and Cones – What Are They Good For? (30:40 – 36:20)
  • Reaching Potential in Speed and Agility – Best Version or Overselling? (36:20 – 40:40)
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