Physical Education GCSE: Why is plyometric training important to snowboarders?

We join Aimee Fuller on the piste where she is working on a new jump – a cab double 9.

Aimee explains how plyometric training develops the explosive power for her take off - a technique that will allow her to complete the cab double 9 in competitions.

Aimee discusses how her training year is split into periods and how she uses these different seasons to work on differing aspects of fitness.

This short film is from the BBC series, Play By Play.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to introduce the science behind plyometric training, including the stretch and shortening cycle that develops explosive strength.

Students could learn about the training year and varying training depending on when your main competitions is.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching PE at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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