Note: The main parts of each of these illustrated answers have been extracted from the BoingVERT Philosophy Manual to a certain degree. They were then elaborated on as deemed necessary to further highlight our stance based on the existing proven scientific literature.
The BoingVERT Jump System could theoretically be used when an athlete is in-season. However, it may need to be modified slightly to ensure optimal recovery. This is due to the amount of jumping and overall stress that the athlete is likely to endure in both practices as well as during his/her athletic events. In addition, we must remember that the main goal of an in-season training program is to maintain one’s current level of physical prowess due to the nature of the goals of the season.Thus, changes to the overall training scheme (as far as the training goal is concerned) and acute program design variables (exercise choice, volume, intensity, etc.) should take place. Some phases such as the GPP, Force Absorption, and even the Acceleration Phase can be completed to a T as long as the athlete is feeling as though he/she can handle it. We must remember that at all times the working effect/movement pattern for an athlete’s specific jumping tasks are constantly changing. Thus, if the athlete is not performing deliberate and focused work on his/her jumping form and movement execution then different portions of the form/technique will begin to suffer and at the very least become suboptimal (due to movement compensations that will occur when playing and not controlling for specific tendencies). However, it’s important in-season (as it is at anytime really) to keep tabs on one’s self and not do too much. That point is going to be different for everyone based on individuality and one’s current adaptation reserves.All in all, an athlete would rather err on the side of caution in these situations and do less rather than more. That way, his/her body will have the ability to not only adapt and compensate to the stress of the training but also the practices and games he/she is participating in. Thus, we would suggest possibly decreasing the overall workload slightly for most athletes who are in-season. This could be done in either the # of sets that one performs of each exercise or changing the training frequency (possibly dropping a day from the training week which is especially necessary if the athlete is playing in 2-3 games in a week). In addition, we would also drop the use of the Depth Jumps in the Reactive Ability Phase. This exercise is extremely powerful but usually causes too great of neuromuscular stress to adapt properly to the stressors while an athlete is concurrently enduring the demands of a season.