Jumping is a skill that takes practice!!!
The SkyMeter works great as a supplement for any jump training program as a way to measure and monitor your progress, or you can use the drills shown in the SkyMeter Drills section to help improve your vertical jump.
Calculating your Vertical Jump Height…
First measure and record your Standing Reach by stand flat-footed with one arm reaching upwards.
Next, jump up next to the tape and reach as high as possible. Make three attempts using either a running or standing approach and record the Jump Height for each attempt. Take your best recorded Jump Height, subtract from that your Standing Reach and you’ll have your Vertical Jump Height. Click here for the SkyMeter Record Sheet to help record your progress.
Best Jump Height: 108 inches
Standing Reach: - 88 inches
Vertical Jump Height: 20 inches
The SkyMeter is designed to be installed with a broomstick, something that you’ll find in almost every gym or home.
Simply hang the SkyMeter off of the end of the broomstick as shown. Then, while holding the tape taught against the length of the broomstick, raise the SkyMeter and hook it it over the front of the rim.
Hanging the SkyMeter from a volleyball antenna...
The SkyMeter can also be attached to the volleyball antenna. Secure the SkyMeter to the top of the antenna by sandwiching the antenna between the velcro backing of the tape and hangar. Attach the antenna to the volleyball net and calibrate the height of the SkyMeter by aligning the top of the net with the appropriate height... 8ft for men's and 7' 4" for women's as shown.
.Usage and Care…
Follow these common sense guidlines when using your SkyMeter. Be aware of your abilities and surroundings when practicing your jump. Properly stretch, warm-up, and make sure you have plenty of room to jump and land. When hanging or removing the SkyMeter, be sure that it doesn’t fall and land on anyone’s head. Do not hang or try to swing on the SkyMeter. Keep your SkyMeter clean with mild soap and water, air dry, and avoid storing it in extreme heat.