PREDICTING POTENTIAL JUMP HEIGHT IN THE POLE VAULT FROM FOUR VARIABLES

  • Aaron Decker
  • Michael Bird
Keywords: pole vault, testing, prediction equations, adolescent

Abstract

This study evaluated how well pole vault performance variables predict vault height. Personal best (PR), flying 30m sprint (F30), ten step long jump (1 OLJ). and straight arm 45" strength test (SA45) were collected from 165 pole vaulters (13-19 years old) during three vaulting camps, Stepwise regressions to predict PR were compared by gender and performance related groups, The males' prediction equation included the F30 and 10LJ and for females included only the F30, Due to gender PR differences, the subjects were re-grouped according to vault height. The higher performers' equation included the F30 and 10LJ and the lower performers' equation used only the F30. Equations based on current capabilities seem to be better than those based on gender.
Published
2008-03-25