Single Leg Linear Hop for Distance
The single leg hop for distance is a plyometric movement that evaluates single leg maximum power, movement control, and confidence. It is commonly used as part of a return to sport test battery to assess performance between legs.
Begin by standing on one leg. Once balanced, jump forward landing 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.