TESTING TO BEGIN THE LONG JUMP
Posted Thursday, February 05, 2009 by Ed Dalton
SBJ - Broad Jump
The broad jump is similar to the vertical jump. Although the broad jump measures how far you jump not how high. Technique is also important here. It is also similar to the long jump in track and field, but here the player will not run, but rather jump from a standing position. The broad jump is the best test for lower body strength, explosion, and power. The broad jump is the most important for running backs, linemen, and linebackers.
The Drill: he player puts his toes on a line and leaps forward. Distance is measured from the line to where his heels land.