SPEED

Equipment

• Stopwatch or timing lights

• Flat running surface with start and finish lines a

specified distance apart (e.g., 40 yards or 37 m;

10 m, 20 m, 40 m), with at least 20 yards (18 m)

after the finish line for deceleration

Personnel

• One timer/recorder

Procedure

1. Have the athlete warm up and dynamically

stretch for several minutes.

2. Allow at least two practice runs at submaximal

speed.

3. The athlete assumes a starting position using a

three- or four-point stance.

4. On an auditory signal, the athlete sprints the

specified distance at maximal speed.

5. The best split times of two trials are recorded to

the nearest 0.1 second.

6. Allow at least 2 minutes of active recovery or

rest between trials.

Note: Normative data for the 10 m, 20 m, 40 m, and

40-yard (37 m) sprint are presented in table 13.23 near

the end of the chapter.

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