Vertical Jump Test
The Vertical Jump test is designed to measure an applicants lower body strength. The test is conducted using a vertical jump test gauge.
Applicants will stand under the testing gauge with their feet flat and hip width apart with their dominant side closest to to the gauge. The applicant then extends the dominant arm and fingers vertically above their head. The test assessor will then set the applicants reach height to zero (0) on the test gauge.
The applicant then crouches and using the arms and legs jumps as high as possible extending the dominant arm. Upon reaching the top of the jump the applicant must tap the gauge "fins" to mark the jump height. The jump height is recorded as the highest fin displaced.
The jump must be completed from the original set up position with both feet flat on the ground and without taking a step or run up. It is important that applicants take off and land with both feet to avoid injury to their lower limbs.
Applicants must achieve a jump height of 30cm or higher and are allowed two (2) attempts only.
Tips for completing the test:
- Avoid wearing clothing which may restrict your movement.
- Use both your arms and legs to drive yourself as high as possible.
- Land on both feet and use your legs to absorb your landing to avoid injury.