Free webinar on multidirectional speed for athletes offered June 4

An Army soldier moving laterally outside in gym clothes
Staff Sgt. Terrell Moorer (left), Motor Transport operator, 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), leads Staff Sgt. Patrick Hall, Wheeled Vehicle mechanic, in a shuffle drill during physical fitness training [PT], Aug. 16, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Moorer, a former All-Army Basketball player, uses the shuffle drill to help soldiers work on their agility. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Multidirectional speed is key when it comes to sports. The ability to change direction instantaneously will give athletes the ultimate advantage when having to beat your opponent down the playing field.

Staff with Centura Sports Performance at the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center will take athletes through a session on multidirectional speed and drills you can do to improve your agility.

Centura Health’s Alison Regal, sport performance lead, and will be joined by sport performance specialists Kelli Selman and Adrianne Bishop for the free webinar at 10 a.m., June 4, through Zoom.

This session will include:

  • General overview of the breakdown of multidirectional speed (agility)
  • Proper movement mechanics of lateral and multidirectional starts, acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction drills.
  • A proper warm up and drills you can include and add to your work out program to help develop agility.

The webinar is geared to athletic directors, high school coaches and their athletes, college athletes, youth coaches and athletes, and parents.

The Hybl Center opens this summer and will be home to a variety of healthcare services provided by Centura Health, including Centura Orthopedics, Centura Sports Medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, state-of-the-art imaging, nutrition services and many other health care services. In this amazing place, we will relentlessly pursue our commitment to use exercise, health and wellness as medicines for our nation’s most pressing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even cancer. The Hybl Center is a collaborative partnership between UCCS and Centura Health, bringing together world-class clinical practice, education and research.