Presentation on theme: "Physical Sub Factor: Agility Agility is the ability to turn or adjust position quickly whilst maintaining control and is a combination of speed, flexibility."— Presentation transcript:
Physical Sub Factor: Agility Agility is the ability to turn or adjust position quickly whilst maintaining control and is a combination of speed, flexibility and balance” RESULTS IN Grace Fluidity
Agility in Action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eDJXDetgGE
Why is agility so important in hockey? It enables a player to change direction quickly An agile player can explosively stop, change direction and increase speed again. You can close down an opponent quickly, respond quicker to an opponent's movements/actions and stay tight to their marker.
1 You can change direction quickly. 2 You can explosively stop, change direction and increase speed again. 3 You create space for yourself in order to retain possession of the ball and create scoring opportunities for your team. 4 You can close down an opponent quickly, 5 Respond quicker to an opponent's movements/actions 6 Stay tight to your marker. 7
Collecting Information on Agility Illinois Agility Test
A running lane 10 metres long by 5 metres wide was set up with 4 cones in the middle of the grid. At the start of this test, I lay face down on the floor. On the signal “GO” I got up as quickly as I could and followed the track shown in the diagram. I sprinted for 10 metres then weaved in and out of the cones and back and then sprinted to the finish line. Whilst I completed this, my partner timed my run. This test was completed 3 times with a full recovery in between each attempt to ensure maximum effort. My best score was compared to that of national norms of individuals of the same age and gender.