Illinois Agility Run Test. Procedure for conducting Illinois Agility Run Test. The objective of the Illinois Agility Run Test is to measure the development of the athlete's speed and agility.
To undertake this test you will require:
- Flat surface - 400 metre track
- 8 cones
- Stop watch
The Illinois course
The length of the course is 10 metres and the width (distance between the start and finish points) is 5 metres. On the track you could use 5 lanes.
4 cones can be used to mark the start, finish and the two turning points. Each cone in the centre is spaced 3.3 metres apart.
How to conduct the test Illinois Agility Run Test?
The Illinois Agility Run Test is conducted as follows:
- The athlete lies face down on the floor at the start point
- On the assistant's command the athlete jumps to his/her feet and negotiates the course around the cones to the finish
- The assistant records the total time taken from their command to the athlete completing the course.
Analysis of the result is by comparing it with the results of previous tests. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement.
Normative data for the Illinois agility run test
The following are national norms for 16 to 19 year olds.
Table Reference: Davis B. et al; Physical Education and the Study of Sport; 2000
This test is suitable for team sports but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
Reliability would depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test.
There are published tables to relate results to a potential level of fitness and the correlation is high.
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Performance Evalution Test. Electric World Plc. London.