Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made but in the analysis we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.
The Sargent Jump Test, also known as the vertical jump test, was developed by Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent (1849-1924).
To monitor the development of the athlete's elastic leg strength.
To undertake this test you will require: •Wall •Tape measure •Step Ladder •Chalk •Assistant
How to conduct the test •The athlete warms up for 10 minutes •The athlete chalks the end of his/her finger tips •The athlete stands side onto the wall, keeping both feet remaining on the ground, reaches up as high as possible with one hand and marks the wall with the tips of the fingers (M1) •The athlete from a static position jumps as high as possible and marks the wall with the chalk on his fingers (M2) •The assistant measures and records the distance between M1 and M2 •The athlete repeats the test 3 times •The assistant calculates the average of the recorded distances and uses this value to assess the athlete's performance