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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

Speed development - plyometrics



To describe the relevance of plyometric training for the Rugby player and the mechanisms underpinning the stretch shortening cycle action.


The S&C coach will have an understanding of the importance of planned plyometric training in preparing the Rugby player for the game.

Figure 1.0, Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2. A countermovement jump – an example of a slow plyometric or stretch shortenening cycle action.