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Illinois Agility Test

The Illinois Agility Test (Getchell, 1979) is a commonly used test of agility in sports.  It measures  the ability to change position and direction.  The length of the course is 10 meters and the width (distance between the start and finish points) is 5 meters. Four cones are used to mark the start, finish and the two turning points. Another four cones are placed down the center an equal distance apart. Each cone in the center is spaced 3.3 meters apart. Subjects should lie on their front (head to the start line) and hands by their shoulders. On the 'Go' command the stopwatch is started, and the athlete gets up as quickly as possible and runs around the course in the direction indicated, without knocking the cones over, to the finish line, at which the timing is stopped.

Fig 1. Illinois Agility Test

Rating Males Females
Excellent < 15.2 < 17.0
Good 16.1-15.2 17.9-17.0
Average 18.1-16.2 21.7-18.0
Fair 18.3-18.2 23.0-21.8
Poor > 18.3 > 23.0