Plyometric Training for Sports

  • ATH-913
  • 3  Credits
  • Online
  • 4.87 out of 5 stars

Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually involve some form of jumping, but other modes exist. This course is designed to teach the high school or junior college coach or teacher how plyometrics work, why it is used, and how to integrate it into a complete training program. When sound training principles are used, plyometrics offers the mechanism by which an athlete can start quicker, change direction more rapidly, accelerate faster, and improve overall speed. Participants will discover the exercise physiology of how male and female athletes can improve quickness, speed, and jumping ability while gaining greater coordination, body control, and balance. This course includes numerous illustrated plyometric exercises and videos that include foundation exercises such as squat jumps, double-leg speed hops, and medicine ball twists and passes; power-building exercises and high-intensity drills.

NOTE: Required textbook and video must be acquired separately.

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