Increase Vertical and Agility while decreasing injury
leg strength and power
Each practice is filled with a ton of low level and high level plyometrics. Increasing leg strength will significantly improve agility as well as decrease knee pain especially in younger athletes. Simply adding 50 – 100 body weight squats as a part of your warm up broken up in sets of 5-10 can have a huge impact.
- If you are already doing a static stretch or dynamic warm you can simply alternate some stretches with squats. For example: standing/walking quad stretch then 5-10 squats, standing/walking hamstring stretch then 5-10 squats, etc
The ability to absorb force when landing is just as important as your ability to explode back up. Adding drills that enforce good landing mechanics can help increase the athlete’s vertical for improved performance at the net.