Just read a great article that questions the need for the initial vertical jump test. My coaches and websites (this site included) recommends the usual plyometrics and vertical jumping drills but is this a mistake? Is your body ready for plyo drills? Here’s an excerpt from the article, you be the judge.
1) The vertical jump simply isn’t an appropriate test for most (but not all) high school athletes. Not only are there other methods of assessing one’s athletic potential, but continually making an athlete jump up and down with maximal effort can be dangerous. Let me briefly explain. Read the full article.