The Illinois Agility Run

The Illinois Agility Run

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  • Date Submitted: 12/15/2008 10:23 AM
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Illinois Agility Run

The Illinois Agility Run is a valid and reliable means of assessing agility. It is relatively easy to administer and requires little equipment and setup. It is because agility is an important component if many team. Therefore, Illinois Agility Run can help athletes to develop better agility.

Figure1. Diagram for Illinois Agility Run.
Source: Form


1. The subject lies face down on the floor at the start point
2. Subject starts by lying on their stomach
3. Hands at the chest level and on the starting line (should not be supporting any body weight with their hands)
4. Elbow should be 90 degrees
5. Both legs extended
6. On the "ready, go" command, the subject stands up and sprints 30 feet to the traffic cone in front of them.
7. At every turning point, with at least one foot crossing the traffic cone.
8. After crossing, reverses direction and sprints diagonally back toward the starting line.
9. After reaching the starting line, the subject begins to zig-zag through 4 traffic cones in such a way so as to return to the starting line.
10. Upon completing the zig-zag through 4 traffic cones, the subject sprints toward the final turning point diagonally.
11. After crossing the final traffic cone, the subject runs full speed across the finish line.

Correlation coefficients ranging from 0.33 to 0.46 were obtained with other measures of agility. There are published tables to relate results to a potential level of fitness.

The reliability coefficients ranged from 0.77 to 0.92, which suggest a high degree of consistency. Reliability depends upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test.

Age Level
adult (athletes)

Teat Area:
The test area must be safe. Any smooth flat area spacious enough to accommodate the movement. A course as outlined with the length of 30ft....

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