Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance


This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 6.0 BCRPA 8.0 BOC Category A 3.75
CPTN 7.0 HFPA 0.6 ISSA 6.0
KIPS 0.6 NAFC 0.6 NASM 0.6
NASN 0.6 NETA 6.0 NFPT 0.75
NSCA 0.7 PTA Global 6.0 SFA 0.6
WITS 8.0 YMCA 6.0 Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 3.75 (Type 1)

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 3.75 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3.75 Category A hours/CEUs.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Pricing and Format Options For This Program:

Electronic Format with HK eBook : $119.00

Buy your own textbook: $89.00

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Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance™ continuing education home study course addresses the physical and cognitive components of agility and quickness. Applicable to most all sports, this course focuses on improving quickness of foot and change of direction speed, along with perceptual and decision making factors. It covers the essential components of developing rapid force high power output and explosive movement that allow athletes to achieve high-level performance. It includes more than 100 drills to help in the development of safe, effective and comprehensive training programs.

This home study course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing continuing education for health and fitness professionals who wish to help athletes take their performance to the next level. The best training advice, drills, and programs for optimizing athletes’ linear and lateral movements are presented. This is a must have resource for developing successful athlete specific and sport-specific training programs.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss how agility and quickness impacts sport performance.

2. Identify and discuss the factors that influence agility and how to develop these attributes.

3. Explain how perceptual and decision-making skills impacts agility performance.

4. Describe methods for evaluating, assessing, and monitoring agility and quickness.

5. Identify and explain at least 5 drills for developing agility.

6. Identify and explain at least 5 drills for developing quickness.

7. Discuss the basic foundations of designing agility and quickness programs.

8. Apply the basic foundations of agility and quickness program to sport-specific training.

Course Materials

Electronic format — The Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance™ certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 200-page Developing Agility and Quickness by Jay Dawes and Mark Roozen, Editors and a 55-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Factors Determining Agility

Chapter 2: Factors Determining Quickness

Chapter 3: Testing Agility and Quickness

Chapter 4: Agility Drills

Chapter 5: Quickness Drills

Chapter 6: Agility and Quickness Program Design

Chapter 7: Sport-Specific Programming

Return Policy

If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.

Additional Information

Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.


First NameEnter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits: How would you rate this educational activity overall? The program met my expectations. The quality of materials and program design met my expectations.The information received was useful and beneficial.What did you like the most about this program?General Comments:
CPTN (Certified Professional Trainers Network)
Strongly Agree
Strongly Agree
Strongly Agree
The workbook and examples of drills in the text book.
EXCELLENT program, I feel more knowledgeable today and confident moving forward with my clients and players.

Evaluations prior to new system.

Submission DateFirst NameLast NameEnter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits:Promotional materials were accurate and complete.Administrative instructions were complete and understandable.The course content met my expectations.How will you apply the content of this course to your work?What recommendations and/or general comments do you have?How did you hear about this course?Would you recommend this course to a friend?
2018-03-01 18:49:47DevonFisherNSCAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeI will be able to effectively apply speed and agility workouts to my athletes.NSCA websiteYes
2017-12-17 10:18:30ammarzoabiAFAA,ISSA,NPIStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreethis course applied for me alot of professional knowlege about sport performancefrom google searchingYes
2017-11-16 09:53:34CPTNStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeProperly incorporating drill into sessionsCPTNYes
2017-11-04 10:51:00NSCAAgreeAgreeAgree
2017-11-02 09:02:01AFAAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI WILL APPLY IN MY SPROT SPECIFIC CLASSESYes
2017-10-06 19:04:061995AgreeAgree
2017-09-23 02:04:02BCRPAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeInfo fitYes
2017-08-12 08:18:28CPTNAgreeAgreeAgreeI would apply this content to developing young athletes.The slow and unreliable format of Adobe digital made this course less enjoyable. Perhaps a PDF would be better.CPTN website.Yes
2017-06-08 19:00:12NASMStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeI will do more field work with my clients!The initial setup was a little difficult because you have to download so many different things in order to get all of the material.NASMYes
2017-06-07 14:37:18World Instructor Training SchoolsStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreen/aBetter for a hour than 3o minutes since cause more anxious.through witsYes
2017-06-07 14:34:52World Instructor Training SchoolsStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreen/aBetter for a hour than 3o minutes since cause more anxious.through witsYes
2017-03-28 14:40:20ISSAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeThe information from this course has been used every since I started reading the book and it has come to great service for my work.No comments besides great information and drills explained.Searching the web.Yes
2017-02-12 15:52:53ISSAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeMaterials for greater understanding working with clients to improve agilityISSAYes
2016-12-27 17:56:09National Strength and Conditioning AssociationStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeCoaching sports performance classes with 2-5th grade, middle and high school athletesTest questions were generally what was in material; little sketchy on a few questions.Just looked online for CEU courses that would fit for NSCA credits.Yes
2016-12-27 17:54:08National Strength and Conditioning AssociationStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeCoaching sports performance classes with 2-5th grade, middle and high school athletesTest questions were generally what was in material; little sketchy on a few questions.Just looked online for CEU courses that would fit for NSCA credits.Yes
2016-11-02 15:00:14BOC, NSCA, CSCS,AgreeAgreeAgreeIn teaching new agility techniques and describing how and why we are doing each drill.I wish the pictures are better.OnlineYes
2016-08-28 21:07:56WITSDisagreeStrongly DisagreeStrongly DisagreeWorking with individual athletes. I do a lot of work in my community, and I work with a lot of kids who play sports, or would like to play sports. It would be nice to have an actual instructor. I thought I'd see a video on the subject. If I wasn't a athlete previously, most of this would have made no sense. WITSNo
2016-08-02 18:43:26927training
2016-06-30 12:22:46W.I.T.S.AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeDuring my evaluation and progression development for clients.WITS websiteYes
2016-06-02 12:49:59W.I.T.S.AgreeAgreeAgreeon lineYes
2015-12-31 15:10:44NATA BOCAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-12-31 09:28:18NATA BOCStrongly AgreeNeutralStrongly AgreeYes
2015-11-17 02:54:55witsStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2015-11-09 12:01:17WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI will use this new knowledge to help my clients achieve their athletic goals.Staff was great, and responded to all of my emails very quickly. Thank youWITS CEC section.Yes
2015-10-31 17:10:06W.I.T.S.AgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-10-13 10:53:09AAHF, Gold's GymStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI'm a Personal Trainer with Gold's Gym, and I will apply this content almost daily to my clients' workout regimens.Gold's GymYes
2015-10-09 11:38:47WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeDesigning new workouts for clients.N/AWebsiteYes
2015-10-05 15:34:05NASM,AgreeNeutralNeutralYes
2015-10-05 13:54:44NAFCAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-09-24 13:33:07AAHFAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeBy helping athletes improve their spee and agilityMy Employee, Gold's GymYes
2015-08-30 11:28:48WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI train athlete's in all sports and age range.I enjoyed the courseWITS websiteYes
2015-08-05 15:10:55NATA-BOCAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-07-26 20:29:28ACEStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2015-06-25 17:57:37WITSAgreeDisagreeAgreeBe a great trainer and incorporate the drills I learned from this course.
2015-06-18 09:55:13W.I.T.S.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreewill use this in training high school athletesgreat class no pressure so I could take my time with the materialthrough WITSYes
2015-04-27 18:52:12W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training School)Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI will be training children of all ages for agility training at our ice hockey rink to prepare for the upcoming season! 🙂NoneThrough the W.I.T.S. website for the CEU continuing ed creditsYes
2015-04-20 22:00:05W.I.T.S.AgreeNeutralAgreeYes
2015-04-03 05:48:02Golds GymStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2015-03-31 00:15:18ITCANeutralNeutralNeutralundeterminednoneNESTAYes