300 Yard Shuttle Test
- purpose: this is a test of anaerobic endurance
- equipment required: stopwatch, measuring tape, marker cones, a flat grass surface
- procedure: marker cones and lines are placed 25 yards apart to indicate the sprint distance. Start with a foot on one line. When instructed by the timer, the player runs to the opposite 25-yard line, touches it with their foot, turns and run back to the start. This is repeated six times without stopping (covering 300 yards total). After a rest of five minutes, the test is repeated.
- scoring: Record the average of the two 300-yard shuttles.
- target population: suitable for athletes involved in many multi-sprint sports such basketball, hockey, rugby, soccer.
- comments: This is a maximal anaerobic test, and in order to receive the highest score the players must sprint at 100 percent effort the entire time. Encourage the athletes not to pace themselves.
- other anaerobic capacity tests
- this test is part of a battery for the USA Women's Soccer Team
- other shuttle runs: 20 yd agility, 20 yards, 30 yards, 60 yards
- about Intermittent Sports Fitness Testing