Reaction Light Board Test

The Light Board Test is part of the SPARQ rating system for boxing, and their protocol is listed here. The test involves the participant standing on a Bosu ball, in front of a light board with a target light that moves in lines radiating out from the center of a board.

purpose: to measure reaction time, hand-eye quickness and coordination.

equipment required: Bosu™ ball, instrumented light board.

pre-test: Explain the test procedures to the subject. Prepare forms and record basic information such as age, gender and test conditions. Record preferred hand. See more details of pre-test procedures.

procedure: The light board is constructed so that when active, the board displays a target light that moves to different cells across the board. The lights are located a different distances on lines radiating out from the center of the board. The athlete stands upon a Bosu ball and facesg the light board. The light board is positioned so that the center is directly in front of the face. The athlete tries to press as many active lights as possible.

scoring: The score is the number of lights that are pressed during the test, out of a total possible of 90.

target population: boxing

comments: This test was used in the 3rd season of the Contender TV series to assess the fitness of the boxers.

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