Back to Top

Plyometric Training for Sports

3 Credits
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.

This course is applicable towards the Strength and Conditioning Certificate.

More courses that may interest you:

Dr. Andrew Herrick

I am currently Director of Academic Development and a faculty member at Fresno Pacific University. I am responsible for all course offerings and marketing through the Office of Continuing Education, which includes identifying and developing new programs, courses, and instructors who are passionate about Christian higher education. I actively teach graduate, undergraduate, and professional development online courses for the university.