Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made. In the analysis, we need to consider factors influencing the results.
This test aims to monitor the athlete's speed and agility development.
To conduct this test, you will require:
How to conduct the test
This test requires the athlete to run around a series of cones as fast as possible.
Analysis of the test result compares it with the athlete's results of previous tests. It is expected that the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's agility and speed with appropriate training between each test.
This test is suitable for active athletes but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
Test reliability refers to how a test is consistent and stable in measuring its intended 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 various factors influencing the results and test reliability.
Test validity refers to the degree to which the test measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions based on test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor training on the athlete's physical development.
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About the Author
Brian Mackenzie is a British Athletics level 4 performance coach and a coach tutor/assessor. He has coached sprint, middle distance, and combined event athletes for the past 30+ years and has 45+ years of experience as an endurance athlete.