I've also got the Vertical Jump Book, and have been following the bodyweight progressions. Initially I was also following the novice plyomterics program, but I got sore feet and gave up.
My assesment of the program to date...
Simple message, well laid out and explained.
Good variety of single leg progressions in bodyweight program.
I got stronger.
If you do the workouts in full they tend to be a bit long (at least for me) - definitley over an hour of training.
You are left to your own devices to cover upper body training (makes sense, given the theme).