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Standing Long Jump Test

Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made. In the analysis, we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.

Objective

To monitor the development of the athlete's elastic leg strength.

Required Resources

To conduct this test, you will require:

  • Long Jump Pit
  • 30-metre tape measure
  • Assistant

How to conduct the test

  • The athlete warms up for 10 minutes
  • The athlete places their feet over the edge of the sandpit, crouches down and using the arms and legs jumps horizontally as far as possible landing with both feet into the sandpit
  • The assistant measures and records the distance from the edge of the sandpit to the nearest impression made by the athlete in the sandpit
  • The athlete repeats the test 3 times
  • The assistant uses the longest recorded distance to assess the athlete's leg strength

Assessment

The following normative data is available for this test.

The following data has been obtained from the tests conducted with world-class athletes (Chu 1996)[1].

% Rank Females Males
91-100 2.94 - 3.15 metres 3.40 - 3.75 metres
81 - 90 2.80 - 2.93 metres 3.10 - 3.39 metres
71 - 80 2.65 - 2.79 metres 2.95 - 3.09 metres
61 - 70 2.50 - 2.64 metres 2.80 - 2.94 metres
51 - 60 2.35 - 2.49 metres 2.65 - 2.79 metres
41 - 50 2.20 - 2.34 metres 2.50 - 2.64 metres
31 - 40 2.05 - 2.19 metres 2.35 - 2.49 metres
21 - 30 1.90 - 2.04 metres 2.20 - 2.34 metres
11 - 20 1.75 - 1.89 metres 2.05 - 2.19 metres
1 - 10 1.60 - 1.74 metres 1.90 - 2.04 metres

The following table is for male athletes (adapted from Hede et al. 2011)[2]:

Age Excellent Above average Average Below average Poor
14 > 2.11m 2.11 - 1.96m 1.95 - 1.85m 1.84 - 1.68m <1.68m
15 >2.26m 1.26 - 2.11m 2.10 - 1.98m 1.97 - 1.85m <1.85m
16 >2.36m 2.36 - 2.21m 2.20 - 2.11m 2.10 - 1.98m <1.98m
>16 >2.44m 2.44 - 2.29m 2.28 - 2.16m 2.15 - 1.98m <1.98m

The following table is for female athletes (adapted from Hede et al. 2011)[2]:

Age Excellent Above average Average Below average Poor
14 >1.91m 1.91 - 1.73m 1.72 - 1.60m 1.59 - 1.47m <1.47m
15 >1.85m 1.84 - 1.73m 1.72 - 1.60m 1.59 - 1.50m <1.50m
16 >1.83m 1.83 - 1.68m 1.67 - 1.58m 1.57 - 1.45m <1.45m
>16 >1.91m 1.91 - 1.78m 1.77 - 1.63m 1.62 - 1.50m <1.50m

The world record for the standing long jump is currently held by Arne Tvervaag (Norwegian) who, in 1968, jumped 3.71 meters.

For evaluating the athlete's performance, select the gender, enter the distance and then select the 'Calculate' button.

Gender Distance metres     Assessment -

Calculations are based on Chu (1996)[1] normative data table

Analysis

Analysis of the test result compares it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's leg strength.

Target Group

This test is suitable for active individuals but not for those where the test would be contraindicated.

Reliability

Test reliability refers to how a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides various factors that may influence the results and therefore, test reliability.

Validity

Test validity refers to the degree to which the test measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made based on test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor training on the athlete's physical development.

Advantages

  • Minimal equipment required
  • Simple to set up and conduct
  • The athlete can administer the test

Disadvantages

  • Specific facilities required - long jump pit
  • Assistant required to administer the test

References

  1. CHU, D.A. (1996) Explosive Power and Strength. Champaign: Human Kinetics. p. 171
  2. HEDE, C et al. (2011) PE Senior Physical Education for Queensland. UK: Oxford University Press. p. 178-179

Page Reference

If you quote information from this page in your work, then the reference for this page is:

  • MACKENZIE, B. (2000) Standing Long Jump Test [WWW] Available from: https://www.brianmac.co.uk/stndjump.htm [Accessed