Coaching Association of Canada

Ballistic stretching

Stage of Activity

Learn to Train, Train to Train, Train to Compete

Equipment

None 

Time

5 minutes

Number of People

Unlimited

How it Works

Use rapid movements that involve high forces (e.g., crouching, bouncing, pulling) to stretch muscles and other connective tissue.

Example: Sitting, with a bar on the shoulders, and twisting rapidly from side to side.

Applications

Flexibility, warm up, coordination

Modifications

Can be used in all environments: field, court, pool, snow, ice, gym.