Shuttle Run Agility Test to Measure Change Direction Ability

Posted by Kang Ikal on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Shuttle Run Test. Shuttle run test is one of many fitness test to measure physical fitness named Agility. Agility is ability to move with fast change direction without losing balance. Many sport needed this physical fitness component such as volley ball, soccer, rugby etc. The aim of this test is to measure the athlete’s ability to rapidly change direction without losing balance.

Required tools
To conduct this test require:
• 2 marked parallel lines 9.14m (30ft) apart
• 2 wooden blocks 5cm x 5cm x 10cm
• Stopwatch
• Assistant.
Shuttle Run Agility Test to Measure Change Direction Ability
How to do the test
• The athlete must sprint from the starting line to pick up a block and then place it on the ground behind the starting line. The athlete then sprints to pick up the second block and turns to sprint over the starting line
• The stopwatch is started on the command "Go" and stopped when the athlete’s chest crosses the line
• An attempt is not counted if the block is dropped rather than placed on the floor. Also the block must be placed behind and not on the line
• Repeat the test 3 times
• Record the best time.

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.

Target group
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

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