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L drill

The L Drill is a test frequently used in the world of sports and training, very simple to perform and only requires little equipment. With this test, the subject’s acceleration capacity and his/her ability to make changes of position and direction can be measured. All these factors are considered determinant from a performance point of view in most sports.


  • Required Material: A flat non-slip surface, 3 cones and marks to delimit the course of the circuit, a tape measure and a stopwatch.
  • Procedure: Three cones are placed in an L-shaped pattern 9 metres from each other as shown in the illustration. The goal of the test is to complete the course (A-B-C-B-A) in the shortest possible time. The subject starts the test with a foot behind the starting cone (A) in a sprint start position and at the signal of the evaluator he/she starts the run at maximum speed up to cone B. There he/she must make a 90º turn to reach cone C and go around it, to return to cone B and make the final sprint to cone A. The test finishes when the subject reaches the finish point (cone A). There the stopwatch will be stopped and the elapsed time will be registered.
  • 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 execution, different tests should be considered and the most specific and appropriate one should be chosen in each case. Fisicalcoach has a large set of tests available to perform.

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