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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
|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
|| < 3.8 seconds
|| < 3.3 seconds
|| < 2.8 seconds|
|| < 4.2 seconds
|| < 3.8 seconds
|| < 3.4 seconds|
What is being measured again?
This is an excellent test of foot speed and agility.