SAQ Speed, Agility & Quickness
Speed, Agility and Quickness is a system of training that enhances performance in all sports. It improves acceleration, speed, fast arm action, footwork, response time and explosiveness. It increases visual awareness, hand-to-eye co-ordination, and general manual dexterity. It promotes control, energy utilisation and strength development. S.A.Q. concentrates on proper running form and explosive movement patterns for sports which require speed, agility and quickness as a base prerequisite for success. The S.A.Q. spectrum covers everything from dynamic warm up and flexibility, to running and movement patterns, to explosive weight systems, to diet maintenance. Each piece of the S.A.Q .programme may be used individually or collectively and will generate tremendous results.
S.A.Q®. is initially a system of progressive exercise and instruction aimed at developing the fundamental motor abilities of children, teenagers, adults and all involved in sport, physical education or organized fun and games.
The SAQ System™ ensures that training and teaching methods used with young and teenage children highlight the importance of motor skill development over a wide range of sporting activities.SAQ Ireland® is a company, which provides training and education programmes for coaches, managers, team trainers, club officials, as well as for students in educational institutes and departments.
SAQ Coach Education Programmes
SAQ Ireland provides a range of qualification and certification courses in the use of the SAQ SystemTM of training. These courses are accredited and certified by SAQ INTERNATIONAL® in co-operation with NCF UK and North Lincolnshire College.
The various courses may be delivered as a general topic or may be tailor-made to suit the requirements of the particular individual sport, club, school or college. Presently there are three levels of certification – SAQ Foundation AwardTM, SAQ Level 1 AwardTM , SAQ Level 2, SAQ Conditioning Award & SAQ Diploma.
Jim Kilty is the former Director of coaching with Athletics 1990-1999. Olympic Track and Field Coach 1988,1996.
Trainer to Tipperary Hurling team 2001, 2002. 2003. He has also worked with Mayo, Armagh and Louth Football Teams, The Leinster Rugby Team ,The UCD Rugby team and several cross channel football clubs. Recently Jim Kilty coached Derval O’Rouke to World Championship success. Jim is Director of S.A.Q. Ireland, a company which offers coach education packages to N.G.B.’s, County Boards, clubs and individual coaches who are engaged in all aspects of sport from juvenile to performance level.
SAQ Foundation Level
The SAQ Accrediation Foundation Award™ is the introductory course to the SAQ Training™ system. It has at least 6 to 6.5 hours of tutoring contact and involves both lectures and practical workshops. Those who complete this workshop are awarded the SAQ Foundation Certificate.
Introduction to the SAQ System
The Principles upon which the system is based
Theory and Practice of Dynamic Warm-up
Theory and practice of SAQ Mechanics™ of movement development
Theory and practice of SAQ Innervation™ development
Implementation of SAQ in training sessions and programmes
For details on upcoming SAQ Training see the Course/Events page of our website.