- purpose: the T-Test is a test of agility for athletes, and includes forward, lateral, and backward running.
- equipment required: tape measure, marking cones, stopwatch, timing gates (optional)
- procedure: Set out four cones as illustrated in the diagram above (5 yards = 4.57 m, 10 yards = 9.14 m). The subject starts at cone A. On the command of the timer, the subject sprints to cone B and touches the base of the cone with their right hand. They then turn left and shuffle sideways to cone C, and also touches its base, this time with their left hand. Then shuffling sideways to the right to cone D and touching the base with the right hand. They then shuffle back to cone B touching with the left hand, and run backwards to cone A. The stopwatch is stopped as they pass cone A.
- scoring: The trial will not be counted if the subject cross one foot in front of the other while shuffling, fails to touch the base of the cones, or fails to face forward throughout the test. Take the best time of three successful trials to the nearest 0.1 seconds. The table below shows some scores for adult team sport athletes.
|Males (seconds)||Females (seconds)|
|Excellent||< 9.5||< 10.5|
|Good||9.5 to 10.5||10.5 to 11.5|
|Average||10.5 to 11.5||11.5 to 12.5|
|Poor||> 11.5||> 12.5|
- comments: Ensure that the subjects face forwards when shuffling and do not cross the feet over one another. For safety, a spotter should be positioned a few meters behind cone A to catch players in case they fall while running backward through the finish.
- reliability: the type of surface that is used should be consistent to ensure good test-retest reliability
- advantages: This is a simple agility test to perform, requiring limited equipment and space.
- disadvantages: Only one person can perform the test at a time.
- other agility tests