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Coast Guard Athleticism Program


Agility is the ability to start (or accelerate), stop (or decelerate and stabilize), and change direction quickly, while maintaining proper posture. Agility requires high levels of neuromuscular efficiency to be able to maintain one's center of gravity over their base of support while changing directions at various speeds. Agility training will enhance dynamic flexibility, dynamic postural control, functional core strength, and proprioception.

Proper agility training will also help prevent injury by enhancing the body's ability to effectively control eccentric forces in all planes of motion as well as by improving structural integrity of the connective tissue.

Agility Ladder Training T-Drill
Last Modified 1/12/2016