T Test Drill Essay

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Participants begin the drill at the back centre marker. Firstly, they run directly across to right marker and then change direction and sprint to the far left marker. The participant then runs back to centre marker, then to the front left marker, from where they sidestep across to front right marker and finally back step to the centre cone.
Each run of the drill is timed, with the drill taking about 8-10 seconds to complete.
Circuit is as follows:
30 seconds for explanation and to familiarise with the drill
10 seconds Timed Attempt 1
60 seconds recovery (with “coaching” and tips)
10 seconds Timed Attempt 2
60 seconds recovery
10 seconds Timed Attempt

During the rest breaks, participants are “coached” and given tips on how to improve. For
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The ability to do better on this drill should correspond with improved movement and agility during play.

TASK 2: In groups of two.
• Provide evidence that your group has practiced, trialled, modified and refined the activity
We initially intended to use the “T Test” drill as our agility activity, where participants would run a “T” shape with 5 metre distances between points. However, due to space restrictions, it was realised that we did not have sufficient room.
The drill’s shape then evolved as various configurations of shapes were trialled to fit into the environment required without compromising on the basic principles of the original. Each drill had its advantages and disadvantages, but in the end, we settled with the final “K” shape. It retained many elements of the original “T Test”, but incorporated more testing, complex movement that we believed would be exemplary of real play and skills used in sports and games.
Changes:
The longest section of the “T” was retained, but shortened to total length of 8 metres, down from 10 metres. The length still allowed the participant to demonstrate effective explosive acceleration and speed while keeping the course adequately
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Evaluate your activity in terms of positive outcomes.
Our drill was successful in providing a challenging test for a participant’s agility. Every competitor was able to put in effort into the exercise and improve, with each person being able to make an improvement on their times. The data (times) collected from the activity reflected individual capability.
On a subjective level, the activity was mostly well-taken up by the class, with almost every participant taking upon it with competitive vigour and keenness to beat not only their times, but also their peer’s times.
2. Evaluate your fitness drill in terms of aspects that needed improvement and explain what changes you have made.
From the start, the drill needed change to add more agility elements as well as to meet space requirements. The final shape and dimensions of the drill worked well, challenging participants. However, more care is required when explaining the drill, particularly on putting the foot past the cones, rather than running around and on ensuring participants know exactly what to do.
(For detail on changes, see Task

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