505 Agility Test
Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made but, in the analysis, we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.
To undertake this test, you will require:
How to conduct the test
This test requires the athlete to run from the “Start” line to the “Turn” line and return to the “Start” line as fast as possible (see the diagram below). The athlete must step past the "Turn" line with both feet before returning.
Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's agility and speed.
This test is suitable for active individuals but not for those where the test would be contraindicated. This is a suitable test for games players (e.g. football, rugby, hockey, basketball, squash, tennis, badminton) as the shuttle format makes it sport specific.
Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.
Test validity refers to the degree to which the test actually measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made on the basis of test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor the effect of training on the athlete's physical development.
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