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Standing Vertical Jump

Equipment Options

  • Yardstick® jumping device (has the vane feature)
  • Vertec vertical jumping device (has the vane feature)
  • Chalk (for marking wall)
  • Pen and paper (to record results)
  • Assistant/Training partner (recommended)

Procedure

To begin this procedure, the Rookie Me athlete has two alternative methods of measurement.

Measurement using the Yardstick® (standing vertical)

The Yardstick® jumping device is a tool to help measure the standing vertical jump. The Rookie Me member/athlete should stand side-on to the device.

The Rookie Me athlete is not allowed to step or move their feet before jumping. Both the athlete’s feet need to be in a stationary position.

The athlete should bend their legs and get into a squatting position; therefore, the athlete’s heels will still be on the ground when they launch themselves upwards.

Standing side on, the athlete is required to perform this jump using their dominant hand to move the vanes – attempt the jump three times on their dominant side.

When reaching upward the athlete needs to completely extend their shoulder with the intention to reach as high as possible in this position and move the vanes.

The vanes are located on the pole and appear flag-like. When the vanes have been moved out of the initial position (by the athlete) they indicate the height of the jump from the height setting on the pole, and this position helps calculate the score of the standing vertical jump.

The jump height result will be smaller than that of the running vertical jump, as there is no countermovement (removing the factor of pre-stretching muscles).

If the athlete finds that they are improving on each jump and have recorded their highest score by the third jump, then it is encouraged to attempt the jump again. If the athlete records a lower jump score on the fourth jump attempt – stop. And record the highest score from the highest previous jump.

Measurement using chalk (standing vertical jump)

The Rookie Me athlete stands next to a wall, holding a piece of chalk in their hand. The athlete will then perform what is known as a standing vertical jump.

The Rookie Me athlete is not allowed to step or move their feet before jumping. Both the athlete’s feet need to be in a stationary position.

The athlete should bend their legs and get into a squatting position; therefore, the athlete’s heels will still be on the ground when they launch themselves upwards.

Standing side on, the athlete is required to perform this jump using their dominant hand to mark the wall with the chalk – attempt the jump three times on this side. The chalk mark will indicate the athlete’s score.The athlete needs to use their legs to power launch themselves to get the most height out of each jump.

If the athlete finds that they are improving on each jump and have recorded their highest score by the third jump, then it is encouraged to attempt the jump again. If the athlete records a lower jump score on the fourth jump attempt – stop. And record the highest score from the highest previous jump.

Rookie Me Enter Score

Record this measurement in centimetres.

To obtain a measurement the athlete performs the standing vertical jump three times in total.

The Rookie Me athlete needs to record the best height out of the three jump attempts into their Athlete Profile.

DISCLAIMER: We strongly recommend that you warm up before taking part in any Rookie Me test metric/testing metrics/procedures to avoid injury/injuries, as you are solely responsible for your own health and conduct. Please refer to the Rookie Me T&Cs for more information.

If you require further help or guidance on this testing procedure, do not hesitate to contact the Rookie Me team - we are here to support you so that you can be recognised.

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