Understanding the specific developmental needs of a given athlete is crucial to enhancing their overall athletic capabilities. One of the major components for improving this is the development of speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ).
Speed – The rate of performance of an activity, such as a movement or action. More simply, how fast can you do something. In athletics, if you can do something faster than your opponent, you will be successful.
Agility – The ability to change direction or position of the body due to an outside stimulus without losing speed. Athletes need to be able to effectively respond to visual, auditory, and tactile cues in order to manipulate the body or an object. Adjusting the direction or position of the body with minimal to no reduction in overall speed of execution will provide an advantage to the athlete.
Quickness – The ability to execute a movement skill in a brief amount of time. Athletes who are better able to perform skills in a shorter amount of time will be provided an advantage over their counterparts during competition.
1: specific coordination and strength on the ball
2: Fast feet, agility , short bursts
3: lateral quickness, movement with creativity
4: Warm-up, soccer coordination
5: Plyometrics , explosions
6: Defending to win - lateral transition
7: Changing direction w/ speed efficiently
8: Fast feet, short quick bursts
9: Alternating speeds, hesitation
Dates: Thursdays Jan 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th, 14th, 28th, Mar 7th, 14th, 21st