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:
- Change of Direction
- 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
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