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Click "Calculate". Assesses vertical jump height for
various populations including children (ages 10-17), adults (ages
18-29), and world class athletes. Body weight is used to calculate
vertical jump test involves measuring the difference between
the standing reach and the height reached at the peak of a vertical
- Review jumping technique
- Warm-up with several easy jumps proceeded with a few minutes
- While resting, stand with side toward wall or under vertical
jump flag (illustrated) and reach up as high as possible keeping
the feet flat on the ground. Record or mark standing reach.
- Standing slightly away from the wall or under vertical jump
flag. Jump up as high as possible using both arms and legs to
assist in projecting the body upwards. Touch the wall or vertical
jump flag at the highest point of the jump.
- Perform multiple attempts with short rests until a plateau
or decrease in performance is observed.
- Calculate the "net height" by subtracting the standing
reach height from the jump height.
- Best of score is recorded.
- Mount vertical jump measuring tape to wall or use vertical
- Put chalk (or water) on finger tips if using wall method.
Adult norms based on data from the Fitness Institute of
Texas, University of Texas at Austin.
Children's norms based on data from Texas Test 1973.