Julianne Faucette-Johnson, former athlete with the Women's U.S National Team, shows several agility and strength modalities that can be used to increase your players' quickness, conditioning and strength.
- Ladders: Ladders focus on precise footwork, quickness and the ability to change direction quickly.
- Hurdles: Hurdles are great for developing quick-twitch muscle movements, as well as developing different jumping patterns including single leg, forward, backward and laterally.
- Glute Exercises: Banded walks under tension allow the glutes to be heavily activated. Banded walks can be done forward, backward and laterally. Glute bridges, either double-leg or single-leg, are effective in targeting the glutues maximus, one of the crucial muscles necessary for jumping.
- Bands: Bands can be used for a variety of different shoulder exercises, including external and internal rotations. Working those small shoulder muscles will help prevent injury.