Module Overview

Speed and Agility

Module Aims: • To have a profound insight of speed and agility theory. • To illustrate the basic components of speed and acceleration. • To provide a broad understanding of agility and its application to sport. • To develop basic skills in the use of sprint drills. • To provide an understanding of speed assessment. • To provide an understanding of speed programme design. • To develop the capability to coach a speed and agility session.

Module Code

SMCO H2012

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Theoretical Element

Theory of Speed and Agility TrainingSpeed and Agility Assessment Biomechanics of AccelerationBiomechanics of Top SpeedBiomechanics of RunningBiomechanics of AgilityStrength and Speed

Practical Element

Fundamental Biomechanics of RunningA March, A Skip, B March, B SkipMechanics of AccelerationWall Drill, Extension Drills, Resisted DrillsMechanics of Top SpeedProblems and TechniqueFootwork for Team SportsLadder Drills, HurdlesAgility and Direction ChangeSide Steps, Cross Over Step

Aside from formal aspects of lecturing, students will be expected to work in groups and contribute to group and class activities.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100