Average Jump Height

Average jump height is the mean height of all jumps recorded within an activity. This metric can be used as a valid and reliable measure of individual leg power and knee function. Plantiga recommends 3 jumps on each leg for an accurate average representation of jumping capacity.


Table 23: Normative values of single leg jump for height for elite female youth basketball players


Mean Jump Height (cm)

Standard Deviation (cm)

More skilled limb



Less skilled limb



Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, Azahara, Montalvo, Alicia M, Sitjà-Rabert, Mercè, Kiefer, Adam W, & Myer, Gregory D. (2015). Neuromuscular asymmetries in the lower limbs of elite female youth basketball players and the application of the skillful limb model of comparison. Physical Therapy in Sport, 16(4), 317–323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.01.003