Speed training hurdles are one of the best tools for athletes who are looking to increase speed and agility.

If you don’t have access to speed training mini hurdles, you can check out our previous article on the best speed training hurdles for athletes.

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Football Speed and Agility Drills

In this article, we’re going to cover the top 10 drills for speed and agility with mini hurdles.

These drills are specific for athletes to help you build explosive speed and prepare you for this upcoming season.

If you’re looking for mini hurdles yourself, be sure to check out a list of Mini Hurdles and one of our latest articles: Best Speed Training Hurdles For Sports Performance.

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Below are some drills for speed and agility with mini hurdles you can start doing in your workouts to help you improve your speed, agility, and explosiveness. 

For the best results, we recommend setting up 4-8 speed training hurdles spaced out about 3 feet apart.

Single Leg Bounds With Mini Hurdles
Perform 2 Sets Each Leg

Single Leg Hop Stick Landing With Hurdles
Perform 2 Sets Each Leg

Run Pass Run With Agility Hurdles
Perform 2 Sets Each Direction

Downhill Shuffle To Break Downhill 45 With Speed Hurdles
Perform 2 Sets Each Direction

Shuffle To Sprint With Mini Hurdles
Perform 2 Sets Each Direction

Sprint One Foot In Each With Speed Hurdles
Perform 3 Sets

Hurdle Hops Lateral
Perform 3 Sets of 10 Seconds

Single Linear Hurdle Hops
Perform 3 Sets of 10 Seconds

Slalom Weave Cone Shuffle To Single Leg Hurdle Hop To Sprint
Perform 2 Sets Each Direction

Slalom Weave To Hurdle Sprint To Slalom Weave
Perform 2 Sets Each Direction

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Above are some of the speed and agility drills we use with our athletes to prepare them for the upcoming football season.

If you need more speed and agility drills to do for your training, you can read some of our latest posts on the “Best Speed and Agility Cone Drills For Football” and “Agility Exercises For Football“.

If you’re a serious football player looking to play football at the next level, you can access all of our sports performance training programs, football drills and workouts, and the Gridiron Recruiting Center inside “The Gridiron Academy” to help you with your football recruiting.

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