Here’s a video of Arsenal FC training agility using a ladder. I’ve spoken about my thoughts on ladder use for soccer athletes previously here and here. I will occasionally use a ladder in our warmups but rarely if ever when actually trying to develop speed or agility. That’s not to say that there isn’t carryover but I personally feel there are better means of developing those qualities. The ladder has a time and a place and it’s interesting to see how other clubs use them in training. The incorporation of the ball as well as non-regular patterns puts these ladder drills above most variations. I’m curious to hear others thoughts so post to the comments section.
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