Cricket Ball or Baseball Throw Test

The test involves throwing a small ball (cricket ball or baseball) for maximum distance. This is an anaerobic fitness test. The Cricket Ball Throw Test is part of the eTID Talent Identification Testing Program for the sport of athletics (Track and Field), and their protocol is listed here. See also the similar Softball Throw Test.


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