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30 second endurance jump test
Coaches use the 30 second endurance jump test to assess lower body agility and endurance in their athletes.
|What is the point?
For sports where you need a spring in your step, such as football and basketball, the ability to jump, safely and repeatedly, is essential. The 30 second endurance jump test is a quick and effective way to monitor an athlete's progress in this ability, and forms part of the SPARQ rating system for basketball and soccer.
What do you need?
- A stopwatch
- A 12" (30cm) Hurdle
|How do you do the test?
- Start with both feet flat on the ground, perpendicular to the hurdle
- Jump two footed over the hurdle, then back again.
- Continue for 30 seconds
- Record the total number of jumps
What results you'll get :
Taking this test on a regular basis will allow you to chart the improvement in your performance, and make any changes necessary to your training program.
What is being measured again?
This is a simple and effective way to assess agility and lower body strength endurance.