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Motor Learning---Applications for Agility, Part 1

Jeffreys Ian MSc CSCS *D; NSCA-CPT
Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2006
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Part 1 of this 2-part article looks at how taking a motor learning-based approach to locomotive agility can assist in setting up a long-term agility development program. It outlines a system in which agility can be deconstructed into target movement patterns and movement mechanics, each with their target function. These classifications are then used in the construction of the development program. The article also highlights how motor learning theories can be applied to the structure of agility sessions.

Ian Jeffreys is the Director of Sport Science, Athletics, and Athletic Performance at Coleg Powys in Brecon, Wales, and is the strength and conditioning coach for the Welsh Schools Rugby Union National team at the Under 16 level.

© 2006 National Strength and Conditioning Association