Plyometric Training for Track and Fieldby Larry Judge
Plyotemetric training is a great way for young track and field athletes to increase their vertical jump, speed, and strength.
Taught by Larry Judge, Plyometric Training for Track and Field is a must-see coaching course for any youth track & field coach that aims to improve the performance of their young athletes. Featuring one of the most respected coaches in track & field, these coaching videos explain why plyometrics should be blended into an athlete’s training plan and how this highly effective form of training can be used to build a base for subsequent high-intensity, speed-strength work. This course details both the technical guidelines and the proper techniques for performing plyometrics.
Among the topics covered:
• The basic jumping skills
• Different categories of plyometrics
• Progression of activities
• Proper plyometric landing position— postural integrity
• Technical guidelines
• Proper technique
• Illustration of the stretch reflex
• Designing plyometric training
• Conditioning for plyometrics
• Planning a plyometric session
• Medium/high-intensity plyometrics
• Upper-body plyometrics
Larry Judge is widely recognized as one of the premier throws coaches in the country, is currently a professor in the kinesiology department at Ball State University, where he continues to coach top U.S. throwers Liz Wanless and Erin Gilreath.
Prior to assuming his present position, Judge served as a collegiate throws coach for over 18 years for several top programs, including the University of Florida, University of Wyoming, University of South Carolina, and Indiana State University.
Judge has coached two U.S. record holders, eight Olympians, five NCAA champions, five NCAA runners-up, 102 All-Americans, and 47 conference champions.
Holding a maser’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in public administration, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration, Judge is the chair of the throws curriculum of USATF Coaches Education division, a USATF master coach, and the author of over 35 articles on strength and conditioning, nutrition, and the throwing events.