SportsMetrics is the first ACL Injury Prevention Program that is scientifically proven.  It was created by a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes. Sportsmetrics™ is the foundation upon which sports-specific skills are built.  Sportsmetrics™ is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. With Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, injury rates that are 2-10 times higher in female athletes than in male athletes. 

Sportsmetrics™ is not just another plyometric training program.  Jumping drills are used to teach the athlete to preposition the entire body safely when accelerating (jumping) or decelerating (landing).  The selection and progression of these exercises are designed for neuromuscular retraining proceeding from simple jumping drills (to instill correct form) to multi-directional, single-foot hops and plyometrics with an emphasis on quick turnover (to add sport-like movements). 

Performing maneuvers with sound mechanics decreases the likelihood of an injury, and it is also essential to maximizing sport performance. A solid foundation of strength, coordination and overall physical conditioning is required for athletes to attain their highest potential in their sport-specific skills.  Train with Sportsmetrics™ to reduce your risk of injury AND enhance competitive athletic performance.

To begin, download the SportsMetrics Jump Training log.

SportsMetric Jump Training Log

You can click on any of the links below to view examples of the different techniques to be performed.  Please remember that proper, sound mechanics are critical.  Advancing through each of the techniques and steps is dependent upon performing each stage correctly. 

180 Jump

180 Jump Gif

Bounding for Distance

bounding for distance gif

Bounding in Place

bounding in place gif


Broad Jump

Broad jump gif

Cone Jump Front to Back

Cone jump front to back

Cone Jump Side to Side

cone jump side to side


Jump into Bounding

jumping into bounding

Jump Jump Jump Vertical Jump

jump jump jump vertical jump

Scissor Jump

scissor jump


Single Leg Hop, Hop Stick

single leg hop, hop stick

Single Leg Jump

single leg jump

Squat Jump

squat jump


Step Up, Down, Vertical Jump

step up, down, vertical jump gif

Tuck Jump

tuck jump

Wall Jump

wall jump

SportsMetrics (TM) is part of the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research & Education Foundation and The Noyes Knee Institute.