Rocket ropes are incredible for improving speed, agility, and conditioning

I love the rocket rope and there are some insane drills you can do to help athletes get stronger, faster, and more conditioned!

Cone drills for speed & agility

There are thousands of variations of cone drills. You aren’t doing agility work if you aren’t doing cone drills — teaching various cuts, soft touch, chopping, proper change of direction, proper start and stops. There are almost unlimited ways to arrange the cones and challenge athletes!

Resistance work for speed, strength, and endurance

Athletes of all ages benefit from a variety of resistance work: bungees, ankle bands, and of course the rocket rope. Here are some shots of some tennis players doing resistance work on the court.

Carry Drills for Strength, Speed, and Endurance

There are many variations of carry drills to build strength, endurance, and power. I have some of my more advanced athletes carry each other up the stairs in the 42-story Bank of America building in Tampa!

Quick Foot Ladders on Tennis Court — I don’t even play tennis

I don’t play tennis, but I help lots of tennis players become quicker, more agile, and stronger. The quick foot ladder — a good quality, long one — makes a huge difference.

Speed Tag — You have to add it to your training routines

Speed tag is a great, fun way to get athletes working on speed, agility, quickness, and conditioning. Two athletes; one sits, the other stands. On the trainer’s whistle or clap, the race is on. There are all sorts of crazy variations. Works great in small groups and large camps!

Next In-Person Speed & Agility Training Scheduled — Book Now

We are excited to announce that our next in-person Certified Speed & Agility Training Program is scheduled for February 23 and 24, 2013, in Tampa/St. Pete Florida. Make your plans now, because attendance is extremely limited!

You get BOTH Certifications – Certified Speed & Agility Trainer; and Certified Youth Athlete Performance Trainer.

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida. Fly into Tampa International Airport.

Cost: Only $350 if you register before January 31; $500 after that date. Includes training manual and DVD and ISSA/NFPT CEUs.

To register: Click here.
Call Andrew Neitlich, Program Administrator at 941-539-9623 with any questions.

Participants should be fitness trainers, coaches, parents, and athletes. Participants must be 18 or older and in good physical condition.

Focus points of training: Speed, agility, reaction; power and strength; and endurance.

Day One:
9 am – 11 am. Focus point: Speed, agility, and reaction drills. Demonstrations and practice.
Break for lunch/rest.
1 pm – 3 pm. Shadowing and training athletes – the best hands-on training guidance in the industry. You will work with athletes in simulated, supervised classes to help them improve speed, agility, and endurance.
Break for afternoon/dinner.
5 pm – 7 pm. Focus points: Power and strength training for improved speed, agility, and endurance.

Day Two:
9 am – 11 am. Focus point: Endurance building.
Break for lunch/rest.
1 pm – 3 pm. Training athletes to demonstrate competency.
3:00 – 3:30 pm. Certifications presented.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Remember to register now, because we are limiting space to only a very few people to provide highly personalized training and support.