PRE-ADOLESCENT STANDING JUMPING TECHNIQUES

  • Jerry D. Wilkerson
  • Miriam N. Satern

Abstract

The standing vertical and standing long jumps both rise from a common origin, namely the stationary vertical upright position (Wickstrom, 1983). Dissimilar performance objectives, however, differentiate the two jumps. The direction of thrust is vertically upward for the vertical jump and horizontally forward for the long jump. Similarities between the standing long jump and the standing vertical jump have been suggested by Hellebrandt, Rarick, Glassow, and Carns (1961). Specific quantitative data to support or refute the suggestion of similar characteristics should provide beneficial information to the practitioner for instructional purposes. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to compare jumping techniques of pre-adolescents as they performed two standing jumping patterns that had different performance objectives.
Published
2008-04-19
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics