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Agility Training for Experienced Athletes: A Dynamical Systems Approach

Holmberg, Patrick M. MS, CSCS, USAW1,2

Strength and Conditioning Journal: June 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 93–98
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000145
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SUMMARY RECENT EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT AGILITY IS A TRAINABLE MOTOR SKILL THAT CAN BE ACQUIRED THROUGH PROPER PROGRESSIVE PRACTICE. THIS PAPER IDENTIFIES AND DISCUSSES PERTINENT CONCEPTS IN MOTOR LEARNING TO ASSIST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE COACHES WITH THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EFFECTIVE AGILITY PROGRAM FOR EXPERIENCED OR TRAINED INDIVIDUALS.

1Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department; and

2Athletics Department, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California

SCJ Classics are previously published articles in SCJ that have significantly impacted the strength and conditioning profession. We are pleased to offer current SCJ readers this meaningful classic. REPRINT: Strength and Conditioning Journal, October 2009-Volume 31-Issue 5-pp 73–78.

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Patrick M. Holmbergis a doctoral student and associate professor in the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department and serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach in the Athletics Department at California Lutheran University.

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