It could be argued that no domain of ﬁtness has undergone as dramatic a change over the last 10 to 15 years as agility training. This is a reﬂection of the fact that agility plays a key role in high-level performance in team and court sports, and secondly, that our understanding of agility itself and the way to train it has evolved at the same rate. Today, the vocabulary of agility has similarly evolved and now involves elements such as reactive agility, change of direction speed, and so on. However, despite this, there still remains a degree of separation between the theoretical constructs of agility and the actual movement that we see on the ﬁeld of play. This article will attempt to develop the concept of agility training further by focusing on the challenges facing athletes today on the ﬁeld of play, borrowing from a range of other quite diverse ﬁelds to outline a potentially new way of looking at the challenges of agility.
|Professional Strength and Conditioning
|Published - 30 Sept 2016