The vertical jump is used in order to estimate the explosive strength of the lower extremities. The literature generally recommends a two-foot vertical jump in order to identify talent, to assess an athlete's readiness to participate in a certain training process. The aim of the current study was to compare the variables of the
Ronaldo owns the vertical leap in soccer, but it's not quite the same when compared to other athletes around the world. Ivan Buss August 5, 2019. Good vertical jumps are touch and go in soccer ...
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The aim of this study was to examine the validity of vertical jump (VJ) performance variables in elite-standard male and female Italian soccer players. One hundred eighteen national team soccer players (n = 56 men and n = 62 women) were tested for countermovement (CMJ) and squatting jump (SJ) heights. The stretch-shortening cycle efficiency (SSCE) was assessed as percentage of CMJ gain over SJ ( [INCREMENT]CMJ-SJ), difference (CMJ-SJ), and ratio (CMJ:SJ).
KEY WORDS: soccer, vertical jump, power, age effect, prepubertal, pubertal Anthropometric and training characteristics of young soccer players (Mean + SD). Figures - uploaded by Stefanos Perkos
USC wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe (Suwanee, GA) had the best standing vertical jump at the 2015 Nike Football Rating Championships with a 47.1 inch leap.
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Ronaldo’s highest jumped was achieved in 2013 when facing his former club Manchester United. He reached 2.93m in the air while being 6’2. If you put 2.93m into feet that is 9 feet 7 inches. He jumped 3 feet and 5 inches in the air which would be 41 inch vertical… absolutely insane.
That would put the average soccer player's vertical at about 20-24 inches for males and 16-20 inches for females. While soccer players don't usually spend much time in the air, vertical jumping ability is a demonstration of explosive ability. Short sprints are a constant in the sport of soccer and jumping ability is a good test of power.
To put Imatorbhebhe's performance into perspective, the Scouting Combine vertical jump record is 46 inches. That mark was set back in 2005 by North Carolina safety Gerald Sensabaugh.