Mat Jump Tutorial

The mat jump, or the long jump, in the PARE and POPAT test is a challenge for many (particularly the POPAT mat, which is 6 feet in length).

Failure to clear the mat, or continually touching it on takeoff, will result in a time penalty for the PARE, or a possible disqualification for the POPAT. Therefore it’s crucial that you learn how to jump the right way to avoid any heartache.

Watch the Mat Jump tutorial below and apply what you learn to your practice.

Wanna learn more about our program? Check out the Police Fitness Training program. It’s our ongoing training program to help you prepare for your physical test and for the Academy.

If you’re a beginner to the tests, the IT3 Program is for you. It’s our private training intro program, where you work 1-on-1 with one of our trainers to help you build your skills and technique for the test. This will build the confidence you need to succeed.

Looking to run an official test or practice test? Check out the Official and Practice Testing schedule for the next available session.

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