Plyometric drills are essential to a wide receivers training program because your horizontal and vertical jump is very important. Especially if you intend on making big, game changing plays like a top wide receiver.
Plyometrics - also known as "plyos", is a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of your nervous system, generally for the purpose of improving performance in sports which in this case, is football.
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Lateral Cone/Line Jumping:
The objective of this plyometric drill is to improve lateral footwork, quickness, and vertical jump explosion.
- Stand erect with feet parallel to line or cone
- Jump laterally back and forth across the line or cone with both feet
- Land on the balls of your feet onto the ground
- As soon as you hit the ground, explode right back up with limited ground contact
- Movement should be done quickly and explosively
- To perform this ploymetric drill stand in front of a box that is at least two feet or taller - A bench or anything else that you can jump onto and land will work as well.
- Jump up and land on the box and return to the ground as quickly as possible
- As soon as you hit the ground explode back up onto the box allowing little ground contact
- Continue this sequence for about 5 to 10 reps
- At the starting line begin standing with your knees bent slightly above a 45 degree angle with your feet shoulder width apart
- Perform a standing broad jump trying to cover as much distance as possible
- When landing set yourself in the starting position and execute another broad jump
- In this plyometric drill, try covering as much ground as possible with the fewest amount of reps as possible within a 15 yard distance
- Remember to focus on driving your arms through the air on each rep
- At the starting line of a 15 yard area begin squatting with one foot
- Perform a standing one foot broad jump trying to cover as much ground as possible
- When landing set yourself in the starting position and perform another broad jump with the same foot
- Try to cover as much ground as possible with the fewest amount of reps within 15 yards
- On the way back switch feet and perform the drill again
- Once again, remember to focus on driving your arms through the air through each rep
- One-Leg Power Hops:
- This plyometric drill will develop horizontal jumping power and acceleration