Agility and Speed Training

Further Reading

Alcaraz, P., Palao, J., & Elvira, J. (2009). Determining The Optimal Load For Resisted Sprint Training With Sled Towing. J Strength Cond Res 23(2), 480-485.


Bloomfield, J., Polman, R., O'Donoghue, P. and McNaughton, L. (2007) Effective speed and agility conditioning methodology for random intermittent dynamic type sports. J Strength Cond Res. Vol.21, No.4, 1093-100. [abstract]


Gabbett, T. and Benton, D. (2009) Reactive agility of rugby league players Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Vol. 12, 212—214 [full text]


Grantham, N. (n.d.) Speed Training: how to introduce the chaos theory to develop your sports speed. Available at  [fulltext]

Little, T. and Williams, A.G. (2005) Specificity of acceleration, maximum speed, and agility in professional soccer players. J. Strength Cond. Res. Vol.19, No.1, 76–78.[full text]


Sheppard, J. M. & Young, W. B.  (2006) Agility literature review: Classifications, training and testing, Journal of Sports Sciences Vol.24, No.9, 919-932 [full text]


Sporiš, G. et al. (2010) The effect of agility training on athletic power performance. Kinesiology 42(1): 65-72 [full text]


Yap, C.W. and Brown L.E.(2000) Development of Speed, Agility, and Quickness for the Female Soccer Athlete Strength and Conditioning Journal 22(1) 9–12 [full text]


Young, W.B., McDowell, M.H. and Scarlett, B.J. (2001) Specificity of sprint and agility training methods.

J. Strength Cond. Res. 15(3): 315–319 [full text]