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Is one agility test better than another?

A great recommendation is the 5-10-5 (yd) shuttle test. This test is very easy to teach, execute and time. Other tests are great and measure other unique components of agility, but become skill and learning intensive, rather than simply being an ability assessment. Regardless of the test, establishing the rules for testing is crucial. Many tests have a multitude of ways to cut corners and cheat. When the test is rather short in duration (4-7 seconds), the accumulation of minor infractions that go unnoticed can really skew results.

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