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Agility Is About Sports Performance

We play the games because anything can happen once the game starts. All the athletes are people, which means we can never predict how they will perform. The environment impacts performance.

Agility is probably one of the most difficult things to coach, and it’s one of the things most susceptible to hype and guruisms.

At the end of the day, the most difficult thing about coaching agility is that you have to understand the sport and its movement patterns.

Drills teach us to be better at drills: The idea behind most agility drills is to take a component of the movements used in a sport and focus on it in an isolated context. In theory this could allow the athlete to learn and execute the skill with a high degree of competence and then apply it during the sport. The challenge lies with the fact that we rarely take the skill and integrate it into the sport. 

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