Coaching Tools - Agility Ladder

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  1. Heaton29

    Heaton29 Registered User

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    I am running a skills camp for high school age kids this summer and I want to build about six agility ladders (about 8-10 feet long each). In a group like this forum, I am assuming that some other coaches have probably done this before. Since I am not looking to reinvent the wheel, I was wondering if someone would be able to give me some tips on what has worked for them. What are the best materials to use? Would anyone have a design that you would recommend? Any suggestions would be a huge help.

    Thanks guys.

    Kevin
     
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    Use a spongy, thick material. Don't use anything hard because people can wreck their ankles if they land the wrong way. I sprained my ankle using a wooden one once.
     
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    There used to be instructions on one of the goalie BBs for building them out of rope and thin pvc pipe, but I couldn't find it. However I remember that several people built them using those materials and all said it worked great and wasn't very expensive.
     
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    Thank you for your help. I was thinking the best way to make them would probably be with rope for the sides and PVC pipe for the rungs of the ladder. I am gonna give it a shot and I will let you guys know how it works out in case any body else is thinking of making some.
     

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