Jump-landing program for females: Development of a systematic progression model
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
School of Exercise and Health Sciences
Sporting movements often involve jump landings from a variety of heights and distances. These jump landings are associated with high ground reaction forces. Although athletes may have the capability to absorb these jump-landing impacts, incorrect landing technique, insufficient muscular strength, and a lack of balance and neuromuscular control place the lower extremities under risk of injury. Designing and implementing jump-landing training integrating correct landing principles and specific conditioning of the lower limb may help to reduce injury prevalence and improve performance. This article focuses on targeted strategies and systematic progressions for the development of jump-landing proficiency for female athletes.