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Quick feet test


You can use the Quick Feet Test to measure the agility and foot speed of your athletes.

What is the point?

Agility is a key component of sports - it allows a player to pick a route through would-be tacklers in rugby or American Football, or weave through a crowd of defenders in football (soccer) or basketball. The Quick Feet Test is an excellent way to assess a player's foot speed and agility.

What do you need?

  • Flat surface
  • 20 two-foot long sticks or a 20-rung rope ladder
  • Stop watch
  • Assistant
How do you do the test?

  • Place 20 two-foot long sticks 18 inches apart or a 20-rung stride rope ladder on a flat surface (grass, athletics' track)
  • Run down the ladder without touching the sticks/rungs
  • While running you should pump your arms vigorously in a sprint-arm motion and use minimal knee lift
  • Timing starts when your foot first touches the ground between the first and second stick/rung, and ends when you step beyond the last stick/rung
  • Rest two minutes and repeat
  • Record the better of the two trials

What results you'll get :

Comparing you results over the course of several months will indicate if your training is improving your quickness (agility).

For comparison, refer to the chart below. A time of less than 2.8 seconds for males and 3.4 seconds for females is considered excellent for college athletes.

Jnr High School Snr High School College
Males (time) < 3.8 seconds < 3.3 seconds < 2.8 seconds
Females (time) < 4.2 seconds < 3.8 seconds < 3.4 seconds

What is being measured again?

This is an excellent test of foot speed and agility.




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