Speed and Agility Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Speed & Agility

The picture of youth sports in America is changing. Youth athletes often begin their competitive sports careers as early as age seven, with some youth participating in organized sports activities as early as age four, if not sooner. With an estimated 25 million scholastic, and another 20 million organized community-based youth programs in the United States, the opportunity for injury is enormous. This is why sports injuries are the second leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents, and the second leading cause of injuries in school.

We created the Personal Best Speed and Agility Program for young athletes to help develop their functional body control and reduce the risk of activity related injuries.  All exercises are age appropriate and take into consideration the physical developmental level of the individual participants.  Good posture is a key component of the program and will be reinforced throughout all activities.  Although the focus of the program is on speed and agility, exercises involving strength and core stability are also included.

This program is offered 2 days per week for 4 weeks. All participants will receive a Personal Best T-shirt and a Certificate of Completion.


  • Improve body positioning and posture during activity
  • Improve static and dynamic balance for the upper and lower body
  • Improve reaction time and multi-directional quickness
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000