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You can use the Zig-Zag Test to assess your ability to change direction at speed.
|What is the point?
Rapid changes of direction are a key feature of most sports, so it makes sense that coaches want to assess their athletes' ability to perform this skill.
What do you need?
- 5 cones
- Non slip surface
- Stop watch
- An assistant
|How do you do the test?
Set up the course with four cones placed on the corners of a 10 feet by 16 feet rectangle, and one more cone placed in the centre.
- The athlete follows the grey route as shown below
- Complete one circuit of the course starting and finishing at the Start and Finish cone
- The assistant records the time
What results you'll get :
Performing drills like this on a regular basis will allow you to track a player's improvement over the course of a season.
What is being measured again?
This is an excellent way to assess an athlete's agility at speed.