Speed Drills Articles

If you want to get faster, you have to do more than run. Learn how speed drills can help you improve your reaction time and develop quick-twitch muscle fibers which will help you change direction more quickly and improve your breakaway speed. We've got speed drills you can do on any field or court to improve performance and help you become a better athlete. Let STACK's expert network of strength coaches and elite athletes show you how to get faster with the following speed drills.

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Putting the Brakes On: Understand the Keys to Deceleration

Movement skill acquisition is an essential piece to the development of an athlete throughout their career. Whether they are a novice, elite or somewhe...

My Favorite Speed Drills for Soccer Players

"What is the answer to speed development?" Soccer players, soccer parents and soccer coaches, alike, often ponder this question. In one corner, ...

The Gauntlet: How This 'Magic' Testing Method Pumps Out Sprinting PRs

PRs are fun. Setting a new PR while sprinting through a tunnel of your rowdy, exuberant teammates? That's really fun. Tony Holler, head track...

The 'Squatty Run': The Weird Drill That Changes How You Sprint for the Better

"Run tall!" It's one of the most ubiquitous cues in sprinting, a go-to line for many coaches who think their athletes can run faster. Yet it often ...

Why D1 Football Players Are Training With the Triple Jump

Of all the athletic marvels the human body's capable of, a world-class Triple Jump might be the most mind-boggling. An Olympic event since 1896, the T...

5 Keys to Building Better Base-Stealing Speed

Stealing bases can drastically alter a baseball game. However, base stealing is often taken for granted and an afterthought in most coach's game plans...

2 Simple Drills to Help Athletes Accelerate Faster

If you coach any team sports, you know acceleration is king. In sports like soccer, 90% of sprints are 20m or shorter, while in rugby, 68% of sprints...

Improve Your Footwork With Tips From the Man With the World's Fastest Feet

Watching Luis Badillo Jr. move through a speed ladder looks fake. It seems impossible that a person can move with such speed and precision that you ha...

8 Drills For Building NFL-Style Speed and Explosiveness

Speed kills. Perhaps this fact is no more apparent than in football. A football field is only 100 yards long and 53.33 yards wide. The faster a pla...

3 Linebacker Footwork Drills for Speed and Quickness

To quote the film "Remember the Titans": football is about being "lean, mean, agile, hostile, and mobile!" No position better personifies this statement...

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