The effect of twelve weeks plyometric training on selected physical fitness variables of Hadiya zone handball team
Author(s): Tesfaye Dolebo
Abstract: Plyometric training is an important training program to improving physical fitness of handball project trainees. The study was conducted to find out the effect of twelve weeks Plyometric training on selected physical fitness variables of Hadiya zone team. This study consists of 30 project trainees divided into two groups, each groups consists of 15 trainees. Group I (experimental group-15) group II (control group-15) participants were selected through simple random sampling. The participants were engaged in a supervised plyometric program 3 days/weeks for12 weeks. The physical fitness variables for the study such as flexibility (sit and reach), explosive power (vertical jump), muscular strength (sit-up), speed (50m run), agility (10x4 shuttle run) and coordination (handball throwing accuracy). Source of data, primary and secondary source of data were used. Tests were taken two times at pre training and post training. Data were analyzed by using SPSS software version 16.0 comparison of mean was done by paired T-test. The result obtained in this study indicated that there was significant improvement in selected physical fitness variables due to the effects of plyometric training after 12 weeks plyometric training program in control group there was no much difference mean value and standard devotion comparing with pre and post test of physical fitness variables in study this study recommended the Plyometric training program is easy to manage, coach may be encouraged to use in training session to produce professional handball players for female players, different age group and different level of handball players.