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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Planning the gym-based programme

Reactive drop jump

Figure 15. The reactive drop jump.

Here, we present a progression from the drop jump and stick. The player drop jumps to land and immediately uses a reactive jump and then lands up onto the box in an athletic stick landing position. The reactive jump is intended to be a fast upward reaction upon ground contact.