The Hop Test (HT) is an excellent option to assess elastic/reactive qualities without the use of a box as during the Drop Jump.
The HT is a bilateral test performed with (relatively) straight legs, using the ankle/calf as the primary means of upward propulsion without squatting downward. The test is commonly done by performing 10 rapid hops and analysing the best 5.
The goal of the HT is to perform a set number of hops for maximum height and minimal ground contact time, using only the toes/forefoot.
Data trace and body movements