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What will you learn?

Course Overview

Speed & Agility Evolved

This course is designed to teach and breakdown the progression of speed & agility skills, what drills to use, when and how to get the best results from your athletes and clients. You will learn about our Performance Continuum, and the roles of neuro & motor development, joints, and fascial lines as they pertain to speed and agility development. Learn various acceleration and deceleration drills; change of direction drills to improve performance and decrease injury risk. Demonstrated skills upon completion of this course:

  • Bridge the gap in progression along our Performance Continuum to implement development of top speed.
  • Discuss the difference between practice and game speed. 
  • Apply the information, strategies, and drills to immediately improve the results you deliver to your athletes.

Course Objectives

Influential Elements

  • Appreciate the provided continuum & the roles of neuro & motor development of speed
  • Appreciate the Joint-by-Joint approach, and biomechanical perspective of a multi-joint complex
  • Recognize fascial lines and their influence and participation in speed and agility movements
  • Develop respect for the biomechanics and joint contributions that influence an individual’s performance
  • Determine limiting factors and requirements for speed
  • Implement acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction drills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of minimum requirements for speed and ability to measure them
  • Determine what and how much training is appropriate
  • Implement speed progressions and regressions
  • Demonstrate speed, acceleration, and change of direction drills
  • Recognize & appreciate the difference between practice & game speed and the effect of competition

Course Curriculum

  1. 1
    • KIME Speed + Agility + Plyometrics

    • Introduction

    • Dynamic Warm Up

    • Acceleration & Absolute Speed

    • Plyometrics & Change of Direction

Meet Our Instructors

PT, DPT, MSPT, CSCS

Tony Mikla

Tony is a founder/owner of Kime Performance Physical Therapy. He is a leading sports physical therapist, performance coach, and researcher. He speaks and teaches nationally on sports physical therapy and regularly publishes research in international journals. Tony previously served as the Physical Therapy Manager at the world-renowned EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with some of the best athletes in the world. He was the Medical Director for the Sacramento Sports Commission. He serves as a Sports Medicine consultant for Team Alpha MMA.

DPT, CSCS, SFG1

Aaron Crouch

A former NCAA Division I baseball player, Aaron is an expert physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He holds a StrongFirst SFG Level 1 Instructor certification. Thanks to his history in baseball, Aaron understands the value in achieving and maintaining optimal movement, which he helps clients achieve every day. In addition to receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacramento State, he has accumulated vast professional experience in diverse organizations, including the San Francisco Giants, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the USA Track & Field Championships, where he worked as a medical team member. Aaron has also been an Assistant Instructor in a variety of professional courses for clinicians and fitness professionals.

PT, MPT, MS, SFG 2

Russ Dunning

Russ is a founder/owner of Kime Performance Physical Therapy. An accomplished sports physical therapist, strength coach, and researcher. Russ comes from a background as a martial arts and strength athlete. After his academic years, which include a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy, he pursued becoming a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor to complement his Sports Medicine Physical Therapy focus. Russ serves as the Medical Director for Team Alpha MMA.

PT, DPT, CSCS, SFG 1

Evan Hauger

Evan specializes in sports physical therapy, strength, and conditioning. He knows the ins & outs of injury from years of personal experience. Growing up, he was a multi-sport athlete and went on to play baseball at Shasta College. Through multiple personal injuries related to his athletic career, Evan realized that he had a passion for improving the way people move and enhancing their performance in sport and life. Also a StrongFirst Certified Level 1 instructor, Evan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacramento State University and has worked with athletes of all calibers, including MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, and Olympians. He has also spent time with some of the best minds in sports physical therapy in Boston, MA, been a medical team leader for the USA Track and Field National Championships, assisted with NFL combine training at Exos in Phoenix, AZ, and been the performance coach for a group of Olympic athletes.

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CPTA - NASM - NSCA

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