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Single Leg Lateral Hop for Distance

The Single Leg Lateral Hop for Distance is a plyometric movement that evaluates single leg maximum power, movement control, and confidence in the frontal plane.

This is a movement that is important for those involved in field sports requiring cutting and jumping in multiple directions. Begin by standing on one leg.

Once balanced, push off the standing leg to jump to the side. Land on the same leg while maintaining balance. The key is to jump as far as possible while maintaining control.

A benchmark for this movement is that symmetry between legs is at least 95%.

While this test does not evaluate all aspects of successful return to sport, those that pass hop testing in conjunction with other tests in the test battery typically see more successful return to sport.

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