Jump Test

Drop Jump Test

The test is designed to quantify the quickness and reactivity of an athlete in the transition from absorption to propulsion, as well as to examine loading patterns during ground contact.

Description

The Drop Jump test is a double-legged jump test and involves dropping from an elevated platform onto the ground with both feet, absorbing the drop and immediately propelling back up (rebound) into a maximal vertical jump and a final landing.

The test poses a fast stretch-shortening movement on the lower extremities as the eccentric landing phase is amplified by means of the dynamic drop component. Hands shall rest on the hip. 5 repeats are performed, the 3 best jumps are evaluated.

Test Preparation

  • Choose hard floor for testing
  • Put platform in place and mark target zone
  • Wear sports clothing and shoes with little damping
  • Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory

Equipment

1x Elevated platform (e.g. jump box), Height 20-100cm (depending on purpose and performance level)

Applicable Type
Sport
Trauma
Contraindication

Increased surface temperature on injured structure

Pain in the lower limbs

Paramters Overview
  • 1 for range of motion
  • 11 for kinectics & agility
  • 7 for coordination
  • 6 for self reported outcomes
  • 8 for compliance

Test Procedure

1

Prepare
  • Stand upright next to edge of elevated platform
  • Feet are shoulder width
  • Put your hands on the hips
  • Get on one leg of choice

2

Start
  • Jump on START

3

Drop
  • Step off the platform and drop straight towards ground
  • Keep your hands on the hips
  • Keep entire body and ankle tensed
  • Do not stair climb down or jump forward

4

Land & Rebound
  • Land on floor with both feet at the same time
  • Land as balanced as possible with heels off the ground
  • Keep your hands on the hips
  • Absorb landing from drop and transition directly into a maximal vertical jump
  • Keep ground contact as short as possible

5

Vertical Jump
  • Jump as high as possible

6

Land
  • Land back on ground with both feet
  • Stick the landing without rebound

7

Hold
  • Hold standing position over 3 seconds until STOP

8

Repeats
  • Get back to the original start position
  • Repeat procedure 4 more times to perform 5 drop jumps in total

9

Completion
  • Keep standing after the last repeat
  • The test is completed on TEST COMPLETED

10

Additional
  • Enter coach reported test criteria
  • Enter self reported test criteria
  • Enter your fatigue and pain level
  • Enter free comments, if applicable
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