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Developing Agility and Quickness 2nd Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

Developing Agility and Quickness 2nd Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

$166.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition, ebook
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    In Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition Online CE Course, 19 leading experts from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reveal the most effective ways to improve agility and quickness, allowing your athletes to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction with speed and skill.

    Twelve agility and quickness tests provide a gauge of present abilities and methods to measure success. Guidelines for tailoring training to specific needs present a blueprint for increasing change of direction speed and explosive movement. More than 130 drills—with instructions, photos, and diagrams—offer a wide selection of proven activities to enhance your athletes’ ability to rapidly accelerate or decelerate in three dimensions. You’ll also get sport-specific training plans to foster peak performance for athletes in 15 specific sports, while chapters on warm-up methods and on age and sex considerations will prepare you to help all your athletes get the most from their training.

    The study guide uses learning activities, along with an answer key, to prepare you for the course exam.

    Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Understand guidelines for developing agility and quickness and how to apply them in designing effective training programs.
    • Understand the key factors that determine both agility and quickness and how these factors influence an athlete’s ability to achieve high-level performance.
    • Use a variety of assessment tools to evaluate agility and quickness in athletes.
    • Design safe and effective training programs for agility and quickness to meet specific goals for a variety of sports and activities.
    • Identify a variety of drills and training techniques for developing agility and quickness to improve athletic performance.
    • Understand how to incorporate decision-making tasks into training programs once you master movement skills and techniques.


    A continuing education course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other certified professionals.
    Chapter 1. Developing Change of Direction Speed
    Chapter 2. Factors Determining Quickness
    Chapter 3. Warm-Up Methods and Techniques for Agility Training
    Chapter 4. Age and Sex Considerations
    Chapter 5. Testing, Assessment, and Monitoring of Agility and Quickness
    Chapter 6. Change of Direction Speed Drills
    Chapter 7. Quickness Drills
    Chapter 8. Agility and Quickness Program Design
    Chapter 9. Sport-Specific Agility and Quickness Training
    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.

    Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA, is an associate professor of strength and conditioning and the program coordinator for the masters of science in strength and conditioning program at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He has worked as an athletic performance coordinator, strength and performance coach, personal trainer, educator, and postrehabilitation specialist for over 20 years. Dawes also frequently coaches and provides sport science support to numerous elite and professional teams and law enforcement, fire, and military groups. His primary research interests are improving and measuring performance for tactical athletes and first responders and enhancing athletic performance.

    Dawes is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and as a personal trainer (NSCA-CPT); by the American College of Sports Medicine as a health fitness specialist (ACSM-HFS); and by the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association as a level 2 strength and conditioning coach. He was also recognized as a fellow of the NSCA in 2009.

    Dawes is the author of Complete Guide to TRX® Suspension Training (Human Kinetics, 2017) and coauthor of Maximum Interval Training (Human Kinetics, 2015), and he has written numerous book chapters and articles on improving sports and tactical performance.

    He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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