Jump Performance – Biomechanics, Analysis and Load Management


How good are you jumping?

Jumping height is obviously a key factor in team sports like basketball and volleyball when reaching a greater height opens more opportunities in attacking or defending. Therefore, sports professionals such as strength and conditioning coaches are highly interested in understanding and determining physical characteristics of ballistic movements like jumping.

“Ballistic movements can be defined as the ability to accelerate a mass (i.e. body mass) as much as possible to reach the highest velocity in the shortest time.” (Morin & Samozino (2018) Biomechanics of Training and Testing)

Accelerating something, from Newton’s law of motion, needs to apply an external force and to produce mechanical work on its center of mass. This mechanical energy first and foremost needs to be produced by the athlete‘s physical capabilities and then effectively be transferred to the center of mass by technical abilities!

From a movement perspective, jumping consists of three phases. The acceleration, the flying and the landing phase. This separation leads to two targets in jump training. Generating a high impulse for great air times and developing the ability to absorb the resulting energy in a harmless way when landing. In other words, boost performance and reduce injury risk.

As the vertical jump is the most popular test for ballistic lower limb power, doing performance analyses the right way is something every S&C coach should have interest in. Equally important than dealing properly with performance diagnostics is monitoring the quantity and quality of jumping in sports like Volleyball or Basketball. Knowledge about movement kinematics, proper measurement and data analysis will increase performance development and reduce overuse and injury risk dramatically!

Our new ONLINE TALK format offers you insights into this topic from both the scientific and the practical side. World class sports scientists and coaches are talking about the current level of knowledge in science, the practical usability in everyday training, the reliability of the method or system, the alternatives and future expectations. They will share their expertise and personal experience with you.

The ONLINE TALK splits up in three 90-minute slots and a 60-minute Q&A session with all three speakers. You can ask questions during the whole talk and we are looking forward to some awesome discussions between the experts at the end. 


Dr. Matt Jordan (CAN)

David, Gil, BS, MA (US)

Dr. Kerry MacDonald (CAN)


1st Part: Jump Kinematics and Analysis

04:00 – 04:15 PM | Opening and Introduction
04:15 – 05:45 PM | Dr. Matt Jordan: Analysis and Interpretation of Force Plate Data
05:45 – 06:00 PM | Break
06:00 – 07:30 PM | David Gil: Quantitative Analyse of Jump Data from the Court
07:30 – 08:00 PM | Break

2nd Part: Analyse Jump Data for Load Management

08:00 – 09:30 PM | Dr. Kerry MacDonald: Jump Monitoring Data for Load Management
09:45 – 10:30 PM | Q&A session with All Speakers

(More information in the PDF below)

Titel: Jump PerformanceBiomechanics, Analysis and Load Management (ONLINETALK)


Dr. Matt Jordan (CAN)
David Gil, BS, MA (US)
Dr. Kerry MacDonald (CAN)

Date: 17.07.2021

Venue: Online

Duration: SA: 04:00-10:30 PM (UTC/GMT +2)


Live Ticket: €59

Standard Ticket: €89

Premium Ticket: €119

There are 3 types of tickets. At the moment only the standard ticket can be booked via Courseticket. If you prefer the Live or Premium Ticket, just write us an email!