Vertical Jump Test


To measure the muscular power of the lower body


A ruler/measuring tape, chalk and a wall


  1. The athlete stands side on to a wall and reaches up with the hand closest to the wall.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The difference in distance between the standing reach height and the jump height is the score. The best of three attempts is recorded.