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Speed, Agility and Quickness Training

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day intermediate level course is intended for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and sports coaches. You will learn the best techniques for improving speed, agility and quickness for athletes of all ages and abilities. Many people believe that speed is something that you are just born with but speed is just like any other motor skill which can be improved with proper training. This course has been designed to assist you in identifying common mistakes in acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. Specific instructions and techniques will be provided in order to help you teach correct mechanics with the goal of achieving a more explosive first step for your athletes. After completing this course, participants will be able to help athletes develop a more explosive first step, improve their speed and improve their ability to change direction at a moments notice. Beginning and advanced training techniques will be discussed in this course. Previous experience with these concepts is not necessary prior to attending this course. There are extensive laboratory sessions throughout this course. All participants will receive a comprehensive manual that summarizes the information provided in the lectures. Research support and a list of references for the training techniques will be included. The concepts presented can be applied to both healthy athletes and athletes who are undergoing rehabilitation. You will be able to incorporate the information that is presented immediately into your training and rehabilitation programs. Participants will also learn how to create successful and profitable speed clinics and sports performance programs.


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  • Perform and design warm up drills to best prepare athletes for training and competition.
  • Teach athletes to position themselves in the best alignment so as to give them a more explosive first step.
  • Teach corrective techniques for acceleration, deceleration and change in direction and identify the most common flaws in technique.
  • Perform the most effective drills for improving speed, acceleration and change direction such as the wall drill, falling starts, get up and go, ball drops, cone drills and more!
  • Recognize the science of plyometrics to be able to safely and systematically progress athletes through the various drills.
  • Teach the most effective exercises for developing speed, strength and power.
  • Identify which performance tests, such as vertical jumps, broad jump, medicine ball throw, T-test, pro shuttle agility and 10 yd. sprint to evaluate an athletes performance.
  • Properly interpret collected data to identify an athletes strength and weaknesses.
  • Train and teach the tricks to get the best performance possible in combining tests.
  • Design and market your speed, agility and quickness clinics.
  • Recognize the concepts of sports nutrition so that you can appropriately communicate the benefits of proper nutrition for maximum results.
  • Appropriately apply training techniques and concepts during the rehabilitation of sports injuries, including post surgical patients.
  • Instructor name

    Brian Lawler, MS, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, PES

    In my courses, I share with you stories and examples of my successes and failures of working with athletes for the past 21 years as a physical therapist, speed coach, strength coach, and athletic trainer.
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    PT OT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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