To measure the muscular power of the lower body
A ruler/measuring tape, chalk and a wall
- The athlete stands side on to a wall and reaches up with the hand closest to the wall.
- Keeping the feet flat on the ground, the point of the fingertips is marked or recorded using the chalk. This is known as the standing reach height.
- The athlete then stands away from the wall, and leaps vertically as high as possible and attempts to touch/mark the wall at the highest point of the jump.
- The difference in distance between the standing reach height and the jump height is the score. The best of three attempts is recorded.