In the video clip below highly regarded strength and conditioning expert Alan Stein demonstrates a great agility drill that can be used with your athletes. In the clip Coach Stein shows three variations to his Agility Wheel Drill. You could obviously create other variations using your imagination.
The Agility Wheel is simply 8 cones placed in a circle with a diameter of approx 10-12 ft. A ninth cone is placed in the center of the circle. The circle can be made bigger or smaller depending on what you want to get out of the drill.
The first drill begins with a player at the center cone. He then sprints to one of the cones and touches it with his hand and sprints back to the center cone and touches it. Next he will sprint to the next cone in the circle, touch it and return to the center cone. He continues until he has touched all 8 cones in the circle.
In the second drill the athlete will start in the center and sprint to a cone on the circle and touch it with his hand. This time he will shuffle back to the center cone, then sprint to the next cone on the circle and shuffle back. he will continue until each cone has been touched.
The third variation has the athlete sprinting from the center out to a cone on the circle and back pedaling to the center cone. He will continue until he has sprinted out to each cone.
This agility drill is just one of many drills that can be found in Coach Stein’s training DVD. For more information about that DVD click the link: 130 “Pro Power” Speed, Quickness and Reaction Drills
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