Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness

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Training for Speed, Agility, and QuicknessLee Brown, Vance Ferrigno
2nd Edition
US Price: $23.95
Book | 258 pages
DVD | 45 minutes

About the Editors | About the Contributors | Table of Contents | Words of Praise

Not only are modern athletes larger and more muscular than their predecessors, but they also move with a swiftness and power never seen before. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the workout guide and DVD package you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition.

What elevates this book to become the ultimate training resource is the bonus DVD, ideal for both athletes and coaches. It allows you to see exactly how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book. Sample training programs are included for the following sports:

  • Baseball and softball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer and field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Australian rules football

Top sport and conditioning experts present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs available to maximize athletes’ innate movement capabilities. The book contains 195 drills, many of which are fully illustrated, while the most complex drills and useful tests to track athletic skills and progress are featured on the DVD. Build the movement skills to excel in sports with Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness.

About the Editors

Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FACSM, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a previous member of the NSCA board of directors. He is also a certified health fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a certified club coach by USA Weightlifting (USAW). In 2003 Brown received the NSCA Outstanding Young Investigator award for his research on high-velocity exercise.

Brown holds both a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Brown is now an associate professor of kinesiology in the department of kinesiology at California State University at Fullerton. He resides in Buena Park, California.

Vance A. Ferrigno is the director of fitness and aquatics at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, he has been a strength and conditioning consultant to professional and amateur athletes since 1990. He is certified through ACSM as a health fitness instructor (HFI) as well as a health fitness director. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and a USAWF club coach. Ferrigno, who earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Florida State University, assists in developing and teaching the curriculum for a strength and conditioning course at Florida Atlantic University. He resides in Coconut Creek, Florida.

About the Contributors

John Graham, MS, CS, CS*D, is the vice president of rehabilitation and human performance at Orthopaedic Associates of Allentown (Pennsylvania). Graham is currently a column editor for the NSCA’s Strength & Conditioning Journal. Graham holds a master of science degree in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Hardyk, PhD, is the assistant track coach at Penn State University and has been on the Nittany Lion staff since 1995. He coaches the long, high, and triple jumpers, sprinters, and hurdlers. Hardyk received his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 1992 and a master’s degree in engineering mechanics the following year from the University of Cincinnati. In 2000 he received his PhD in sports biomechanics from Penn State University.

Doug Lentz, CSCS*D, is the director of fitness and wellness for Chambersburg Health Services in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He received his BS degree from Penn State University. Lentz serves as the volunteer strength and conditioning coach for the Penn State women’s tennis team and assists the Shippensburg University sprinters and middle-distance runners in their strength and power training. He is currently the conference and special projects coordinator for the NSCA.

Joshua Miller, MS, earned his master of science degree in exercise physiology at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Miller is currently employed as the assistant director of clinical services with Metabolic Testing Services, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Daniel Murray is a physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related disorders. He holds a master of science degree in kinesiology from California State University at Fullerton.

Steven Plisk, MS, CSCS*D, is the sports performance director at Velocity Sports Performance in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He received his bachelor of science degree in sport and exercise science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his master of science in kinesiology from the University of Colorado. He is currently an associate editor for the Strength & Conditioning Journal. Plisk is also a chapter author for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification commission’s Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning.

Jim Roberts, MS, CSCS, lectures extensively on functional training and human performance. He holds a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor of science in health and fitness from Baylor University.

Diane Vives is the president of Vives Training Systems, a sports training and fitness company based in Austin, Texas. Vives holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness from Florida Atlantic University.

Table of Contents (Book)

Table of Contents (DVD)

  • Assessment
  • Balance Drills
  • Speed Drills
  • Quickness Drills
  • Agility Drills
  • Reaction Time Drills

Words of Praise

“Whether gaining a speed edge on the ice, greater quickness on the court, or superior agility on the field, this book/DVD package provides the drills and workouts you need to get a step ahead of the competition. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness develops both maximum power and greater efficiency in each movement, and that’s essential to perform at a high level in any sport. Add it to your conditioning program and experience the benefits.”

Chris Witty
Speedskating Gold Medalist and World Record Holder

First Edition:

"This book is an excellent source of information for training athletes in any sport. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness takes all the guesswork out of writing programs for your athletes. It is clearly written so that anyone, athlete or coach, can understand. If you're looking to improve performance through smart, well-planned workouts, this book is for you!"

Tommy Moffitt, Head strength coach, Louisana State University, NSCA's Big East Strength Coach of the Year (1998)

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