Why is plyometric training important to snowboarders?

Snowboarder Aimee Fuller describes the world of professional snowboarding and explains the importance of plyometric training.

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. She also talks about how she plans her training year to taper for competitions.

Teacher Notes

This clip 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 deepening on when your main competitions is. Aimee also highlights the different ways young people can get involved in different sports.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be 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.