Illinois Agility Protocols

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Component of fitness assessed: Gross coordination (agility and speed).

The Illinois agility run assesses gross co-ordination (agility). The test will be conducted on a wooden gymnasium floor. The course is marked out with cones and/or poles and your time to complete the course recorded as your score. Figure 2, overleaf, illustrates the course set up for the Illinois agility run. You will be given the opportunity to undertake a familiarisation trial before performing this test, if you want to.

Protocol

  1. Your starting position for this test is in a prone (front lying, face down) position, with your elbows flexed and hands placed at the sides of your chest, palms on the floor. Your head is in line with the starting line.
  2. When you are ready for the starting position, the person conducting the test will say ‘Applicant ready … go’.
  3. On the ‘go’ command, timing will be started and you will stand up as quickly as possible and sprint straight ahead to the first turning point on the far line, 9.15 metres away (see Figure 2).
  4. Your foot must touch or be placed beyond the far line. You will then turn and sprint diagonally back to the near-line and turn around the end marker cone/pole in the centre of the course.
  5. You will then weave in and out around marker cones/poles spaced 3.05 metres apart, turning around the far marker cone/pole. On the way back, repeat weaving in and out around the marker cones/poles to the near line, turning around the end marker cone/pole and then sprint diagonally to the far line.
  6. Your foot must touch or be placed beyond the far line. You will then turn and sprint straight back to the near line, where your overall time will be recorded. It is important that you sprint through the finish line and don’t pull up early. Timing will stop when your chest passes over the finish line.

Score Requirement

The Police Illinois Agility Test score required for all applicants is ≤ 20.00 seconds.

≤ means less than or equal to.

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Russell Kempster
Russell Kempster
Founder and Head Trainer, Prime Motion Training

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Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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