20-Meter Agility Test

The 20-meter agility run is a simple measure of an athlete’s ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction, and to accelerate again. The participants run to a marker 5 meters either side of them, touching the line with their foot. There is a version of this test, the 20 Yard Agility Test, in which the only difference is that the measurement is in yards. The NFL uses a similar test for the NFL Combine Testing - the 20-yard shuttle in which the starting position is different and the lines are touched with the hands.

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