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Programming Plyometric-Jump Training in Soccer: A Review

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Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Laboratory, School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, University Andres Bello, Santiago 7591538, Chile
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School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex, Essex CO4 3SQ, UK
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Youth Physical Development Centre, Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff CF23 6XD, UK
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Division of Training and Movement Sciences, University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Building 12, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
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Sports 2022, 10(6), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports10060094
Received: 9 May 2022 / Revised: 25 May 2022 / Accepted: 7 June 2022 / Published: 10 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Science and Practice of Grassroots Soccer)
The aim of this review was to describe and summarize the scientific literature on programming parameters related to jump or plyometric training in male and female soccer players of different ages and fitness levels. A literature search was conducted in the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus using keywords related to the main topic of this study (e.g., “ballistic” and “plyometric”). According to the PICOS framework, the population for the review was restricted to soccer players, involved in jump or plyometric training. Among 7556 identified studies, 90 were eligible for inclusion. Only 12 studies were found for females. Most studies (n = 52) were conducted with youth male players. Moreover, only 35 studies determined the effectiveness of a given jump training programming factor. Based on the limited available research, it seems that a dose of 7 weeks (1–2 sessions per week), with ~80 jumps (specific of combined types) per session, using near-maximal or maximal intensity, with adequate recovery between repetitions (<15 s), sets (≥30 s) and sessions (≥24–48 h), using progressive overload and taper strategies, using appropriate surfaces (e.g., grass), and applied in a well-rested state, when combined with other training methods, would increase the outcome of effective and safe plyometric-jump training interventions aimed at improving soccer players physical fitness. In conclusion, jump training is an effective and easy-to-administer training approach for youth, adult, male and female soccer players. However, optimal programming for plyometric-jump training in soccer is yet to be determined in future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: human physical conditioning; exercise; resistance training; muscle strength; plyometric exercise; musculoskeletal and neural physiological phenomena; movement; sports; football; youth sport human physical conditioning; exercise; resistance training; muscle strength; plyometric exercise; musculoskeletal and neural physiological phenomena; movement; sports; football; youth sport
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Ramirez-Campillo, R.; Moran, J.; Oliver, J.L.; Pedley, J.S.; Lloyd, R.S.; Granacher, U. Programming Plyometric-Jump Training in Soccer: A Review. Sports 2022, 10, 94. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports10060094

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Ramirez-Campillo R, Moran J, Oliver JL, Pedley JS, Lloyd RS, Granacher U. Programming Plyometric-Jump Training in Soccer: A Review. Sports. 2022; 10(6):94. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports10060094

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Ramirez-Campillo, Rodrigo, Jason Moran, Jon L. Oliver, Jason S. Pedley, Rhodri S. Lloyd, and Urs Granacher. 2022. "Programming Plyometric-Jump Training in Soccer: A Review" Sports 10, no. 6: 94. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports10060094

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