Illinois agility

This Illinois agility test assesses an applicant's speed and athletic agility. The test is electronically timed and requires maximum speed and effort from applicants to negotiate several traffic cones.

Performing the test

The course measures 9.14m in length and 4.6m in width.

Illinois agility course

  • You must warm up prior to the test with a light jog or power walk. Next, stretch your lower limbs and back.
  • Prepare by lying on your stomach, with your head on the start line, hands by your shoulders, arms flat on the ground and legs extended behind the line.
  • When the test starts, get to your feet as quickly as possible and run to the top of the course.
  • Touch the line with one foot, then return to the first cone located at the bottom of the course.
  • You then need to weave in and out of the cones and back again towards the bottom of the course.
  • Finally, you need to run again to the line at the top of the course, touch it with your foot, and run back to the finish line through the timing gate.
  • If you do not touch the line, or miss, knock or touch a cone, you will be stopped from completing the test.

Success criteria

Applicants must complete the test in 20 seconds or less and are allowed two (2) attempts only.

Test tips

  • You should aim to get to your feet as quickly as possible to reduce time lost. Practice this movement.
  • Run as quickly as you can between straight points, saving time for the weaving element.
  • This is a dynamic test and takes less than 20 seconds, so don't conserve energy. Give it everything you have got from start to finish.
  • Make sure you touch or put your foot over the lines at the top end of the course and stay well clear of the cones when weaving.
  • Don't slow down before the end timing gates, continue to sprint through the gates.

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