Multiple Sprint Test. This article shown about one of many test to measure speed. This test called Multi sprint test with track distance is 40 meter. The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete's speed.
To undertake this test you will require:
• Marker cones
• Stop watch
How to conduct the test
The test is conducted as follows:
• A 40m straight section on the track is marked with cones
• The athlete performs six 40m sprints with 30 seconds recovery between each sprint
• The assistant records the time for each of the 40m sprints.
The quickest sprint time is multiplied by 6 to give an optimal sprint time.
The difference between the total and optimal times indicates the level of fatigue experienced in the performer.
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.
A difference between the total and optimal times of less than 0.8s would be regarded as excellent for a senior player.
This test is suitable for active athletes 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 no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition.
Reference: Brian Mackenzie, 2005. 101 Performance Evaluation Test