Your tripod has a center column that allows you to move it horizontally along multiple axes isn't it? AND it allows you to adjust each leg height independently and you use a ballhead ... so you can go up, down, closer, further, tilt up and tilt down ... you just want to be able to do it faster?
Head: You could get a trigger type head which is faster as you squeeze to move and release to lock. Something like the: Manfrotto 322RC2 << I've not used it extensively, just once when shooting with a buddy, but it seemed fast to use (too bulky for my needs and I prefer ballheads).
Tripod: To adjust the leg height faster than you can currently do, there are solutions like the Manfrotto 458B NeoTec Pro - where you simply pull the leg to adjust height (no knobs, fliplocks, screws ... nothing). To collapse again, there's just a single button.
Obviously both these solutions come at a cost. Which brings up another option:
Expectation: Shoot fewer shots, knowing that you will take a little more time with each shot but try and make each shot count.