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Introduction
LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning
Periodisation
Content
Questions

Speed development - agility, training and testing

Simple reaction

This type of reaction is called a simple reaction because the player is waiting for one special signal that will trigger the response. An example of this is the scrum half feeding a ball to the out-half. The out-half knows that the scrum half is going to pass the ball in advance. He or she has little else to do but to prepare for it and be in a state of readiness to react to the pass and then process the next move. Because this signal is simple, it is quite easy for players to anticipate the signal and so the opposition may break from their line and reduce the options available to the out-half.

Figure 3. Scrum half passing ball.