STANDING BROAD JUMP

The aim of this test is to measure maximum explosive power with the legs.

TESTING FORMAT

  • The athlete will receive two attempts at the standing broad jump.
  • The athlete must start with both feet and toes totally behind the line with feet approximately shoulder width apart creating a double-foot jump position.
  • The athlete should squat down and may swing arms and bend knees prior to jumping
  • Upon landing, the athlete must maintain balance and plant both feet
  • The jump will be measured from the heel nearest to the beginning jump line
  • Jumps are measured to the nearest whole inch and are recorded in feet and inch format

 

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS

  • The athlete takes off in front of the start line
  • The athlete lands on one foot, falls, or touches the ground with any other part of his or her body

 

FUN FACTS

  • The standing long jump was held at the Olympic Games from 1900 to 1912.
  • The current world record is held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag  (12’ 2” in 1968)
  • The best result from the NFL Scout Combine is 11’ 5” by Justin Fargas (2003) and Scott Starks (2005)