Texas Rangers Strength & Conditioning

Cone Agility Drills

These drills emphasize 45-90° changes of direction. Remain low and athletic throughout each of the drills.

4-Cone Box Drill

  • Start at Cone #1 and run through the full course under control.
  • Start at Cone #1 and sprint forward to Cone #2
  • Shuffle to the right from Cone #2 to Cone #3
  • Backpedal from Cone #3 to Cone #4
  • Shuffle to the left  from Cone #4 to Cone #1
  • Move at full speed and under control through the course at full speed.
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3-Cone L-Drill

  • Beginning at Cone #1, sprint from Cone #1 to Cone #2 and back
  • Turn and sprint, tightly rounding Cone #2 and Cone #3
  • Sprint back around Cone #2 and finish through Cone #1
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3-Cone T-Drill

  • Beginning at Cone A, sprint from Cone A to Cone B
  • Shuffle from Cone B to Cone C
  • Reverse direction, and shuffle from Cone C to Cone D
  • Reverse direction, and shuffle Cone D to Cone B
  • Backpedal sprint from Cone B to through Cone A
  • ALWAYS face the same direction as when you begin the drill
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3-Cone V-Drill

  • Beginning at Cone A, sprint to Cone B and touch the cone
  • Reverse direction, and backpedal sprint to Cone A
  • Sprint to Cone C and touch the cone
  • Reverse direction, and backpedal sprint to Cone A
  • Repeat 3 times on both sides per set..

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