For sport where quick feet, fast reaction times and excellent balance and coordination is required, speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) training can help athletes reach the top of their game. This course delves into the science behind SAQ training. You will learn drills and training methods that can be used independently or integrated into current training programmes to improve speed, change of direction and reaction time and, ultimately, enhance overall sport performance.
Learn drills and training methods that can be used independently or integrated into current training programmes to improve speed, change of direction and reaction time and, ultimately, enhance overall sport performance
Take athletes to the top of their game with effective speed, agility and quickness training
Ideal for coaches, physical education teachers, personal trainers, exercise specialists
Part-time short course
How is this course delivered? (Study mode & duration)
This is an attended course that runs over 1 weekend with practical drill work and a practical assessment.
What are the contents of this course? (Modules & chapters)
- Basic physiology
- Muscular contraction
- Stretch-shortening cycle
- Power for speed
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Resistance training
- Core stability and balance training
- Anaerobic or lactate threshold training
- Slow joint rotation
- Dynamic stretching
- Dynamic warm up
- Sport-specific warm up
- Core stabilization
- Activation of the core
- Balance & proprioception
- Speed training
- Agility training
- Neuromuscular adaptation
- Control of movement
- Quickness and reaction time
- Assessment of athletes
- Athlete assessment sheet
Do I need any previous qualifications to enroll in this course? (Entry requirements)
In order to enroll in this course you must hold a personal training, coaching or relevant fitness/sports qualification.
What career opportunities are available once I have completed this course? (Career paths)
This course is ideal for coaches, physical education teachers, personal trainers, exercise specialist, sports scientists and biokineticists. It will ensure you know how to apply the principles of speed and agility training in your current training regimes. It will also increase your confidence in demonstrating the various drills. You need to ensure all the components of fitness required for your athlete’s specific sport are being conditioned, this includes speed and agility. If you want your athletes to excel in their sport then this course is for you!
How will I be recognised once I have completed this course? (Accreditation & certification)
Upon completion of this course you will be awarded 12 REPS CPD points and will receive an HFPA certificate of achievement.
How to Register for this Course
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