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Vertical jumping and leg power normative data for English school children aged 10-15 years

Taylor, MJD and Cohen, D and Voss, C and Sandercock, GRH (2010) 'Vertical jumping and leg power normative data for English school children aged 10-15 years.' Journal of Sports Sciences, 28 (8). 867 - 872. ISSN 0264-0414

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Abstract

Although vertical jumping is often incorporated into physical activity tests for both adults and children, normative data for children and adolescents are lacking in the literature. The objectives of this study were to provide normative data of jump height and predicted peak leg power for males and females aged 10.0-15.9 years. Altogether, 1845 children from 12 state primary and secondary schools in the East of England participated in the study. Each child performed two countermovement jumps, and jump height was calculated using a NewTest jump mat. The highest jump was used for analysis and in the calculation of predicted peak power. Jump height and predicted peak leg power were significantly higher for males than females from the age of 11 years. Jump height and peak power increased significantly year on year for males. For females, jump height and predicted peak leg power reached a plateau after age 12 and 13 years respectively. This study provides normative data that can be used as a tool to classify jumping performance in children aged 10-15 years. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2011 21:07
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/950

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