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    Improve foot speed with this agility drill

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    Ideally, the purpose of an agility drill should be to develop the athlete’s proficiency in as many of the following skill areas as possible:

    • Acceleration
    • Deceleration
    • Change of Direction
    • Reaction
    • Foot Speed

    Here are two of our student-athletes — both high school sophomore football players — demonstrating an agility cone drill, performed both laterally and linearly.

    Lateral Shuffle Agility Cone Drill


     

    Linear (forward/backward) Agility Cone Drill

    The following coaching tips should be emphasized:

    • Fast feet — short, quick steps — NO long strides
    • Maintain arm action/pump — don’t leave them down at your sides
    • Stay in a low, athletic stance
    • Chin up, chest up; don’t look down at your feet

    Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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