Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences/Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

17143

Comments

This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in: Lloyd, R., Read, P., Oliver, J., Meyers, R., Nimphius, S. , & Jeffreys, I. (2013). Considerations for the development of agility during childhood and adolescence. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 35(3), 2-11. Original article available here

Abstract

Despite being recognized as an essential component of sports performance, agility development in youths is largely under-researched. this article reviews the evidence examining the effects of growth, maturation and training on both change of direction speed and cognitive processing in children and adolescents, and how combined, these factors may influence agility. training guidelines are provided to help strength and conditioning coaches prescribe agility training for youths at different stages of maturation, in a safe and effective manner.

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