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. The goal is to spend as little time as possible on the ground and to jump as high as possible.
- 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
1x Elevated platform (e.g. jump box), Height 20-100cm (depending on purpose and performance level)