40 Yard Dash

Sprint or speed tests can be performed over varying distances, depending on the factors being tested and the relevance to the sport. The 40 Yard (36.6 meters) Dash is part of the SPARQ rating system for football, and their protocol is listed here.

sprint 40m test

40 yard Sprint Scores (general guidelines)
College Footballers 4.6 - 4.9 secs
High School Footballers 4.9 - 5.6 secs
Recreational College athletes (male) ~5.0 secs
Recreational College athletes (female) ~5.8 secs

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