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Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice; DVD Video edition (March 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585189553
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585189557
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a high school strength coach, I give this book my highest recommendation. -- Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS

The book is a must for anyone training this population. -- Dan Wathen, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

The first book that I have seen about teaching kids how to perform plyometrics correctly, and written by world-renowned experts. -- Thomas R. Baechle, Ed.D, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

While keeping safety at the forefront, the program is designed to enhance strength, coordination, and overall body control. -- Christy Boyd Lehrer, MD, FAAP, CSCS

About the Author

Donald Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, has more than 30 years of experience working with athletes of all ages in the area of performance enhancement. His work in plyometric training for the elite athlete as been presented in some of his earlier books, including Jumping into Plyometrics and Explosive Strength and Power. Both an educator and a coach, he has continued to train athletes at all levels in a wide variety of sports, including Olympians, and profession and scholarship athletes.

Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS*D, FACSM, is an associate professor in the department of health and exercise science at The College of New Jersey. He is a leading researcher and practitioner in the field of youth fitness, and has years of experience working with children and adolescents. Dr. Faigenbaum in the coauthor of four books. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served as vice president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jeff Falkel, PhD, PT, CSCS*D, is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach with VDP Enterprises in Littleton, CO. For more than 25 years, he has treated, coaches, and trained athletes of all ages, from the very young to elite international players. Dr. Falkel is also a strength and conditioning consultant for several military units. He is a coauthor of two books, and will be the chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission from 2006 to 2008.

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You can turn around and start using tomorrow!
D. Schlott
I help coach running and the ideas and information in the book are very helpful when planning my workouts, as I am new to coaching running.
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The information is well presented and easy to understand.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By D. Buxman TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 18, 2007
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I would rate this book and dvd higher if I could! I purchased it to help my 10 year old son develop better strength, speed and agility for football season. He plays center and nose tackle and is a little over 5 feet tall and about 125 lbs. Last year (his first playing tackle football), he didn't have great movement and didn't make many tackles. After going through this program in 6 weeks, he took almost a full second off his 25 yard dash time, added 8 inches to his standing broad jump and 3 inches to his vertical leap.
The system consists of 3 progressive levels of 15 exercises each: bronze, silver and gold. Any child could comfortably start with the bronze level and move on to silver in 2 or 3 weeks. The authors recommend 2 sessions per week with adequate rest between sessions. Each session took us between 30 minutes and an hour to complete, depending on the number of sets used for each exercise. The exercises are thoroughly explained in the book, but you also get the added bonus of the dvd which clearly demonstrates each exercise. My son and I both had fun with the program and will use it again for off season training.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Allison Gilbert on February 9, 2006
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This is definitely the best source of plyometric exercises to do with kids. Written by the top experts in the field, no other book is as thorough and visual as this one. If you work with kids in any setting Progressive Plyometrics for Kids is definitely the tool you need for a successful program
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Thomas A. Vincent on March 26, 2007
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The information is well presented and easy to understand. I have been able to incorporate a great deal of information into the workouts all ready.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Good on November 30, 2007
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I have been teaching children's fitness for over 10 years and have read a lot of books relating to children's fitness programs. This has been the easiest to understand and implement. I highly recommend this book to anyone new to teaching kids and to those who want new ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marina Kushner on April 10, 2007
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If you work with kids, you'll easily be able to incorporate plyometrics into the routines with this easy-to-use guide.
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By Nolan on March 21, 2012
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The info is very educational. I personally was bored with the beginning because I wasnt looking for background info. I just wanted exercises that produced great results. I was able to use the exercise info the day I received the book and implemented a few into my training routine easily and effortlessly.
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Fast delivery, great program I am currently in the bronze level with my 9 y/o and he loves it. My son is a more agile than most and I thought he wouldnt gain anything from it, but he is excelling after the first week and showibg amazing progress! This is a great book for children of all ages!!! Thank You
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I am using the exercises in this book for my upper elementary PE class. The kids are loving the workouts and are seeing the results of hard work. The DVD does a good job showing the exercises and also modifications so you can use the equipment that you have without a lot of extra expense.
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Dr. Donald Chu, PhDPT, ATC, CSCS, FNSCA, is a professor emeritus of kinesiology and physical education at California State University at Hayward, where he taught for more than 20 years. He is director and founder of Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation in the San Francisco Bay area, which specializes in sport performance training, fitness programs, physical therapy, and clinical psychology.

Dr. Chu has developed an extensive reputation in the field of sport rehabilitation and fitness and conditioning. He pioneered research-supported plyometric training in the Western hemisphere and is revered throughout the strength and conditioning community for enhancing modern sports' most defining athletic factor: power. Chu has been credited with bringing plyometric training to the attention of coaches, athletes, and fellow professionals in sport conditioning through his application of theoretical knowledge into practical demonstrations.

The author of six books, Chu has also written articles in refereed journals and contributed chapters to many books on sports medicine. More than 140,000 copies of his seminal book on the topic, "Jumping Into Plyometrics," have been sold since 1994. He has presented extensively to professional groups around the world and consulted with athletes and teams at every level--including Olympians and professionals--on the development of training and conditioning programs.

Dr. Chu holds certifications as an athletic trainer (ATC) from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has served on the board of directors for both organizations and is a past president of the NSCA. He resides in Alameda, California.

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