Common drills used to evaluate rugby players.
The Bronco is a general running fitness test that has been employed by rugby teams as a way of determining aerobic capacity. Participants have to complete a sequence of shuttle runs over 60m, 40m, and 20m for five sets. The participants' aim is to complete the test in as short of a time as possible.
Welsh Anaerobic Test (WAT)
A anaerobic run consisting of linear and lateral movement. It’s a good choice of test as it includes change of direction and getting off the floor which make it a bit more rugby specific than other tests.
The Zig-Zag is a 5m cut test designed to asses short acceleration and change of direction. It ties in evaluation of overall agility, including speed, quickness, flexibility, change of direction, and body control.
The standing long jump, also called the Broad Jump, is a test of explosive leg power. It is one of the fitness tests in the NFL Combine and was also once an event at the Olympic Games. When using Dashr|Jump hardware for this test you can electronically perform this test with an accuracy of 0.01 in. You can also manually enter jump measurements into the Dashr app.
Getting biometric/anthropometric data on your athletes is key for both evaluation and tracking progress. You can record bio data manually through the Dashr app, or you can use our BioStation to automate these measurements.