The hexagon agility test is a simple test of agility. The test involves quickly jumping in and out of a hexagon shape. It is similar to the quadrant jump test, and another hex test in which they jump over hurdles as they go around the hexagon.
aim: This is a test of the ability to move quickly while maintaining balance.
pre-test: Explain the test procedures to the subject. Perform screening of health risks and obtain informed consent. Prepare forms and record basic information such as age, height, body weight, gender and test conditions. Measure and mark out the jump area. Perform a standard warm-up. See more details of pre-test procedures.
test layout: Using athletic tape, mark a hexagon (six sided shape) on the floor. The length of each side should be 24 inches (60.5 cm), and each angle should work out to be 120 degrees.
procedure: The participant begins with both feet together in the middle of the hexagon facing the front line. On the command 'go', they jump ahead across the line, then back over the same line into the middle of the hexagon. Then, continuing to face forward with the feet together, they jump over the next side and back into the hexagon. Continue this pattern for three full revolutions, continuing to face forwards throughout the test. Perform the test both clockwise and anti-clockwise.
scoring: The athletes score is the time taken to complete three full revolutions. The best score from two trials is recorded. Comparison of the anti-clockwise and clockwise directions will show if any imbalances exist between left and right movement skills.
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.
comments: If you jump the wrong line or land on a line then the test is to be restarted
- Hexagonal Obstacle Test — involves jumping over obstacles placed a hexagon shape, as fast as possible.
- Quadrant Jump Test — involves two-legged jumping around a cross shape on the floor, as fast as possible.
- Other agility tests