Boost Change Of Direction Skills
The ability to rapidly change direction can play an important role in the success of many types of athletes. Fortunately, this skill can be improved with training. An analysis of published research printed in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance can help you plan out a program.
After reviewing the findings of 24 articles, researchers determined that a plyometric training program encompassing 100 moderate intensity jumps per session twice weekly for 7 weeks can improve change of direction ability for both male and female athletes. For best results, use a mix of drop jumps, vertical jumps and standing long jumps and allow 72 hours of rest between sessions.