Lateral jump training better than vertical or horizontal jump training for ↑ lateral shuffle COD test performance? pic.twitter.com/wyVSnA2mBv
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The Effects of Frontal- and Sagittal-Plane Plyometrics on Change-of-Direction Speed and Power in Adolescent Female Basketball PlayersJanuary 11th, 2016
Plyometrics is a popular training modality for basketball players to improve power and change-of-direction speed. Most plyometric training has used sagittal-plane exercises, but improvements in change-of-direction speed have been greater in multi-direction programs. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally published in Los Angeles Sports & Fitness, October 2015.
As their 13-year-old daughters played in their first soccer game of the spring season, the mothers discussed their dedication to their children, and their children’s dedication to the game. One mother spoke about her older daughter, a high-school sophomore, who missed the fall soccer season because of knee surgery. This caught my attention, and I scanned the field: Four of the 22 players – 12 and 13 years old – on the field wore bulky knee braces indicative of some form of injury. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 4.
Stability, Sport and Performance Movement by Joanne Elphinston concludes with a couple important points: Read the rest of this entry »