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Agility Run

Equipment: Stopwatch, cones, 10 m measuring tape.

Target Population: Games players

Advantages: A simple test to administer, little equipment required. Can test players ability to turn in different directions.

Accurate timing is essential

Disadvantages: Choice of footwear and surface of area can effect times greatly (best done in gym/sportshall). Results can be subject to timing inconsistancies.

Procedure: The agility run is designed to test a persons ability to move quickly whilst changing direction.

Set up a course as outlined (below) with a 10 metre line of four equally spaced out cones down the middle, and cones at the side 1.2 m away from the middle line.

Subjects should lie on their front (head to the start line) and hands by their shoulders. On the 'Go' command (start stopwatch) get up as quickly as possible and run around the course in the direction indicated without knocking the cones over to the finish line (stop timing).

Swap the start and finish positions so that subjects do the run turning to both sides. Compare the times turning to each side.

The Illinois Agility Run  
Agility Run Ratings
Times in seconds
Rating
Males
Females
Excellent
<15.2
<17.0
Good
16.1-15.2
17.9-17.0
Average
18.1-16.2
21.7-18.0
Fair
18.3-18.2
23.0-21.8
Poor
>18.3
>23.0

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