Aim: To study the relationship between the five-jump test (5JT) performance, 30 m sprint test and vertical jump performances. Synthesis of facts: Thirteen male soccer players (15-16 years olds) performed the following tests: 5JT, 30 m sprint and 3 vertical jumps: SJ, CMJ and Free CMJ. The 5JT was strongly correlated with 30 m sprint (R = 0.83; P < 0.01), the SJ (R = 0.71; P < 0.01), the CMJ (R = 0.84; P < 0.01) and the free CMJ (R = 0.62; P < 0.05). The 5JT is also correlated with the index of explosiveness (R = 0.93; P < 0.01). Conclusion: The 5JT can be used to evaluate muscular strength and explosivity of lower limbs in young soccer players.
- Five-jump test
- Vertical jump
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine