Overview and Description of Drills
Speed and agility training drills are designed to work all your leg and core muscles, as well as the tendons in your body. It is important to train at a level that is equal to your game intensity to help increase your performance and to minimize injury. Cone drills build leg strength and explosion on their one, but it is your intensity and rep scheme that will change the work load
Most people assume the push up tests maximum strength, but what it really evaluates is strength endurance. No kid "maxes out" at the combine; rather, each student is asked to complete as many as he or she can.
One of the most fun and effective ways to build explosive power for kids is the broad jumps. Improving the reaction of fast-twitch muscle fibers throughout the body. Effective broad jumps require legs and core muscles to react quickly so maximal force can be generated.
3-cone / L- drill
The 3 Cone or “L-Drill” is one of the most popular combine drills used to measure speed and agility. This drill requires multiple changes of direction in a small space. For more info, check our blog on the in depth instructions on this drill
5-10-5 Pro Shuttle
Also known as the 5-10-5, this is the most popular combine drill used to measure quickness and agility. This drill require 3 cones, with a series of complete changes of direction. See our in depth technique training on this drill
The 40 yard dash & the first 10
The 40-Yard Dash is pretty much the king of football combine tests. It's the one test that can determine whether you make it to the next level, regardless of how you do in the other tests. And the first 10 yards will make or break you. If you stand up too fast, aren't explosive enough, are too tense or make any other mistakes, your time will most certainly reflect this, and it won't be good.