Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Marino, G. W.,


Education, Physical.




The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a short-term plyometrics training program on slap shot velocity of male university hockey players. Twenty-one male university hockey players, volunteered to take part in this study. Seven players were allocated to the experimental group and fourteen players were allocated to the control group. The experimental group participated in a mean of 6 +/- 2 sessions of plyometrics training. Subjects in both the control and experimental group were pre- and post-tested for isometric strength of the chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps, as well as slap shot puck velocity. In addition, the experimental group was pre- and post-tested in the laboratory for stick velocity. This study was a 2 * 2 factorial design with repeated measures on pre- and post-testing. The independent variables were the group factor with two levels (control and experimental) and the time factor with two levels (pre- and post-testing). The dependent variables were puck velocity, stick velocity and isometric strength of the chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Kinesiology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .F47. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-03, page: 0554. Adviser: G. W. Marino. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.