Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Speed Ladder Drills

Use speed ladder drills to improve quickness and agility. A player rarely reaches maximum speed during game competition. Having great change-of-direction speed (agility with quickness) allows you to beat your opponent "to the spot" or recover from mistakes in positioning.

How many times have you seen a player with "not great speed" repeatedly make plays to help the team win. This is not an accident. You can improve your change-of-direction speed with proper training. Read my post that discusses change-of-direction speed in detail.

You can also improve quickness by improving your reaction time. You do this by training to make the right choices as quickly as possible. You can practice reacting to sight or sound cues.

To physically improve your quickness, ladder drills are great for improving footwork. The drills should be done with maximum effort to mimic game-time situations.

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  1. Great information. I am now incorporating a speed ladder in my speed training techniques.


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