The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of plyometric training on agility, speed and anaerobic power of soccer players. To achieve the objective of the study a pre-post randomized group design was used, wherein the subjects were divided into two different groups (experimental group and control group).
The subjects for the purpose of the study 20 male soccer players were selected form Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Trivandrum, who had at least a college level of participation The age group of these soccer players was between 18-27 years. Though there were many plyometric exercises only few of them was taken in to consideration in this study, for this study only plyometric exercises was used with a low, medium and high intensity. The agility, speed and anaerobic power in the plyometric training program for six week in the study were given by using the telemetric device, Stopwatch and Bicycle Ergometer.
To compare the effect of plyometric training on the subjects Paired sample t-test was employed at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that a significant difference in the performance of the players. Descriptive statistics: The essential descriptive statistics, which help to describe a data distribution, measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion, were calculated for summarizing the data. Paired sample t-test: paired sample t-test is used for finding significant pre-test to post-test mean differences in each group with respect to respective parameters.