Name of Fitness Component Description of Fitness Component Example of Relevance in your sport Fitness Test Brief description of Test
Power Ability to carry out a series of movements smoothly and efficiently Will help all round in cricket. When bowling to add pace to the ball and batting to hit the ball harder. Sergeant Jump (vertical jump) Stand with 2 feet together. Jump as far up in the area as possible. Tap you finger one the board in motion.
Agility Is the ability to change the direction of the body at speed Can help dodging the other batsman when batting, and changing direction to collect the ball when fielding. Illinois agility test A complicated course is set up and you have to complete the course
Flexibility Is the ability to move our joints through their full range of movement Can provide the ability to dive to stop a ball. Sit and reach
Test, shoulder hyperextension Sit on the floor with legs straight reaching as far as you can on a box
Co-ordination Ability to carry out a series of movements smoothly and efficiently Makes it easier to catch and bowl the cricket ball Wall toss Test Throw and catch a ball at a wall with alternate hands for 30 seconds
Muscular Endurance Ability to work the muscles very hard for a period of time Very important when blowing to maintain the same pace for many over’s. Same with the batsman to keep on hitting the ball with distance. Press up test Using your upper body strength push up and down for 60 seconds
Balance Ability to control your body to stay upright when needed. Stay upright when batting and bowling to maintain good lines and a clean hit of the ball. One foot balance on bench closed Stand on a bench on one foot for as long as possible with wyes closed
Muscular power Our ability to contract are muscles with speed and force. The distance that you can lob the ball. The extra length you can get when diving to get a ball. Standing ball jump Sand with 2 feet together and jump as far as you can....