Skill Testing

Although fitness is very important for many sports, it is skill that really defines how good someone is at their sport. Usually skill elements are removed from fitness tests in an attempt to measure just the fitness component, though this is sometimes a difficult task. In many sport specific fitness tests, there is some element of skill or technique to make the test more relevant to the sport, so the assessment is a combination of skill, technique and fitness.

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There are over 300 fitness tests, so it's not easy to choose the best one. You should consider the validity, reliability, costs and ease of use of each test. Use our guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting fitness tests. Any questions, please ask or search for your answer. To keep up with the latest in sport science and this website, subscribe to our newsletter. We are also on facebook and twitter.

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