Procedure for Conducting The Zig-Zag Test

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Procedure for Conducting The Zig-Zag Test

Procedure for Conducting The Zig-Zag Test. The level of agility can know by doing a test. One of the agility tests is the zig-zag test. The objective of the zig-zag test is to monitor the athlete's speed and agility.

Required resources
To undertake this test you will require:
  • 5 cones.
  • Non-slip surface.
  • Stop watch.
  • Assistant.
How to conduct the test
The Zig-Zag Test is conducted as follows:
    Procedure for Conducting The Zig-Zag Test
  • Mark out the course with four cones placed on the corners of a rectangle 10 by 16 feet, with one more cone placed in the center
  • The athlete follows the grey route identified on the diagram
  • The athlete completes one circuit of the course starting and finishing at the Start/Finish cone (see diagram)
  • The assistance records the time for the athlete to complete the course.
Analysis
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 in the athlete's agility.

Target group
This test is suitable for active athletes but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.

Reliability
Reliability would depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test.

Validity
There are no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition.

Reference
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Performance Evaluation Test. Electric World Plc. London.

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