Journal of Physical Education and Sport, vol.16, no.1, pp.162-169, 2016 (Scopus)
© JPES.The aim of this study was to investigate whether the effect of 8 weeks of plyometric training performed on wooden and synthetic surface on volleyball players jump performance. Thirty six male volleyball players whose ages differs between 18-24 were voluntarily participated in this study. All participants were randomly divided 3 groups; wooden surface (n:12), synthetic surface (n:12) and control group (n:12). Wooden and synthetic surface experimental training groups performed 3 days a week for 8 weeks.The training program that include 20 different plyometric exercise drills and these drills performed through that 8 week training period. All tests were performed by the subjects for three groups before and after 8-week plyometric training. SPSS program was used to evaluate the data. Paired samples t test was used to determine the difference between measurements. One-way ANOVA was performed to determine the difference between groups. Statistically significant difference was found after the 8 weeks plyometric training on the vertical and horizontal jump parameters in favor of the experimental group (p<0.05). But, no significant difference was found between wooden and synthetic surface volleyball players jump performance (p>0.05). It is observed that wooden and synthetic surface doesn’t affect to jump performance of volleyball players. According to these results plyometric training program effective on jump performance of volleyball players despite this training surface doesn't effect on jumping performance. In conclusion plyometric training on wooden or synthetic surfaces haven't significant differences for improving jumping performance in healthy adult male volleyball players.