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Arrowhead agility test (AAT)

The Arrowhead Agility Test (AAT) is a test frequently used in the world of sports and training, very simple to perform and only requires little equipment. With this test acceleration, speed and the subject’s ability to make changes of position and direction can be measured.


  • Required Material: A flat non-slip surface, 6 cones and marks to delimit the course of the circuit, a tape measure and a stopwatch.
  • Procedure: Six cones are placed as shown in the illustrations, at a distance of 10 and 5 meters from each other in an arrowhead pattern. The goal of this test is to complete the course (A-B-C-D-A) in the shortest time possible, going around the cones on the outside. Any attempt in which the subject passes over a cone instead of going around it on the outside will be considered void. The subject starts the test with his/her foot behind the starting cone (A) in a sprint start position and on the evaluator’s signal runs at maximum speed until he/she completes the course the shortest possible time. The test is finished when the subject crosses the finish line (A) with any part of his/her body, the stopwatch is stopped and the elapsed time will be recorded. As seen in the picture, according to the placement of the C-cone this test can be performed to both sides (right and left), which is advisable in order to obtain reliable results.
  • Assessment: It is measured in seconds (sec) and the subject has a maximum of 3 attempts. In Fisicalcoach, the lowest time, as well as the mean and the median can be recorded.


  • Remarks: Since in exercises that require changes of direction performance depends on the angle and speed during the execution, different tests should be considered and the most specific and appropriate one should be chosen in each case. Fisicalcoach features a large set of tests available to perform.

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