Standing Long Jump Sportshall Event
The standing Long Jump athletics event are part of the Sportshall series designed for the indoor use of school age competitors. This is a brief outline of the event, for more details see official literature.
This test involves a two-footed jump from a standing position, and tests the co-ordination and leg strength of the participants. It differs from the outdoor traditional long jump in that there is no run up allowed, two feet instead of one is used for takeoff, and a landing mat is used rather than a sand pit.
- A special calibrated landing mat is used which enable jumps to be recorded easily. There are two take off lines, with the most appropriate for the level of the athlete used.
- The athlete must stand on the mat with both feet behind the take off line.
- Techniques involving a crouch or rocking motion prior to the jump are permitted, provided that both feet are next to each other and retain in contact with the mat until the start of the jump.
- The athlete should jump with a two footed take off as far as possible from a standing position.
- The athlete must land on both feet. If the athlete steps back after landing, or falls back or touches the mat or floor behind their heel, a no jump is recorded.
- Measurement is taken from the take off line to the back of the closest heel on landing.
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