athletic development

3 Reasons Why You Should Still Use Agility Ladders

3 Reasons Why You Should Still Use Agility Ladders

Agility ladders have always been a staple in strength and conditioning programs. Ladder drills are used to help increase foot speed, agility, and coordination thus making one faster in their sport. But, in recent years many strength coaches have put the ladders away and noted that because rate of force development is what correlates most to faster sprint speeds, max strength and power training need to take priority in a program. Even though there is truth to this, it doesn’t mean you should ditch one method all together and claim it has no value.

Why Early Sport Specialization Isn't Special

Why Early Sport Specialization Isn't Special

A kid will go to any length, sacrifice everything, and put in a countless hours trying to be the best.

Wait… A kid would never do that.

Parents will go to any length, sacrifice everything, and put in countless hours trying to get their kid to be the best.

That’s more truthful.

Early sport specialization has climbed to the forefront of youth athletic development. Is specializing at a young age helping a kid develop to their highest potential? Almost always, the answer is no. If it’s detrimental to the development of a young athlete, then why is it becoming more prevalent?