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Zig-zag test


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.




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