Physical Agility Test

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All applicants will complete each element of the testing procedure and receive a score based upon their performance.  An overall composite score of 40 points must be achieved in the physical agility tests to move on to the next element of the selection process.

The physical agility test will have a total maximum score of 50 points.

Instructions and Scoring for Each Test

Vertical Jump: For this test, a Vertical Challenger Jump Tester will be used.  The applicant will stand under the device and reach as high as possible with the hand of their choice, keeping feet flat on the ground, with fingers extended toward the lowest vain.  The vain will be lowered so the bottom vain touches the tip of the extended fingers of the applicant, setting the applicant’s Standing Reach.

For the jump, the applicant must leave one foot planted, take a step and jump.  The applicant will touch the highest vain possible at the climax of their jump.  The measurement will be the distance between the bottom vain (Standing Reach) and the highest vain touched.

The applicant will be given up to three attempts at this test. The best score of the attempts will be recorded.

A score will be given based upon the following scale:

17 inches or more = 10 Points
16 inches = 8 Points
15 inches = 6 Points
14 inches or less = 5 Points

Sit Ups: The applicant will start in the “down position” with another person holding the applicant’s feet.  Fingers must be interlocked behind the head for the entire portion of this test.  The middle of the applicants back should touch the ground in order for the reps to be counted.  

Reps will be count in this manner:  from the down position, up and then back down is one rep.  If the applicant needs to rest it shall be done in the “up position.”

There is no minimum number required nor is there a time limit, but the maximum that will be scored is 31 reps. 

A score will be given based upon the following scale:

31 or more = 10 points
30 = 8 points
29 = 6 points
28 or less = 5 points

Push Ups: The applicant will start in the “up position.”  Hands should be shoulder width apart, and the feet should be together or just slightly apart.  The applicant’s elbows must be at a 90 degree angle in the down position.

Reps will be counted in this manner:  down and back up is one rep.  If the applicant needs to rest, it shall be done in the “up position” by arching or bowing the back.  The applicant is not allowed to pick their hands up off of the ground during the test.  If the applicant needs to adjust their hands, this can be done by scooting the hands without breaking contact with the ground.

There is no minimum number required nor is there a time limit, but the maximum that will be scored is 25 reps.

A score will be given based upon the following scale:

25 or more = 10 points
24 = 8 points
23 = 6 points
22 or less = 5 points

300 Meter Run: The applicant must complete a 300 meter run [300 meters is (3/4) of a standard quarter mile track].

There is no minimum time limit for the completion of the run.  

A score will be given based on the following scale:

71 seconds or less = 10 points
72-76 seconds = 8 points
77-84 seconds = 6 points
85 seconds or longer = 5 points

1.5 Mile Run: The applicant must complete a 1.5 mile run.  The test is generally conducted on a standard quarter (1/4) mile track and requires six full laps.

There is no minimum time limit for the completion of the run.  

A score will be given based upon the following scale:

16:04 minutes or less = 10 points
16:05- 16:14 minutes = 8 points
16:15- 16:30 minutes = 6 points
16:31 minutes or longer = 5 points

Click the following link to view the Physical Agility Score Sheet.