Posted On Monday, 14th November 2011 at 08:33
How can I improve my agility for...?
I know the overall scheme is to play in the chaos of the sport and anticipate movements and actions by reading cues. But underneath that is a whole series of progressions, starting from the ability to balance and control movements on 2 legs, then 1 leg.
I am currently working on a series of progressions that help this with a whole variety of athletes. The trick is to balance underlying foundation work with speed, power and reactive strength. Add in some cues and speed, then throw into a simple game situation and you can observe, analyse and feedback to the athlete.
Just playing games helps with the athlete's decision making and responses, but misses the underlying structures.
Just working on foundation things will not help the player have applied agility when they need it.
I think that having something of everything in each session is necessary, varying the amount and emphasis of each part is key to successful agility.
Bruce Lee has some ideas here