Average Jump Height

Average jump height is the mean height of all jumps recorded within an activity. This metric can be used as an accurate and reliable measure of lower-body power. Average jump height tends to have better repeatability than maximum jump height as a measure of readiness or fatigue. Plantiga recommends at least 5 jumps on each leg for an accurate average representation of jumping capacity.

Table 28: Single leg drop jump heights for male athletes 9 months after ACLR


Mean Jump Height + SD (cm)

Injured Side

10.8 + 3.3

Non-injured Side

13.7 + 3.2

King, Enda, Richter, Chris, Franklyn‐Miller, Andy, Daniels, Katherine, Wadey, Ross, Moran, Ray, & Strike, Siobhan. (2018). Whole‐body biomechanical differences between limbs exist 9 months after ACL reconstruction across jump/landing tasks. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports28(12), 2567–2578. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13259