Shuttle Run

OBJECTIVE – Fastest time to perform run.

EQUIPMENT – Four wood blocks (2″x 2â”x 4″), stopwatch, 30ft rope, tape.
shuttlerun figure1SET UP – Tape 30 ft rope down center of floor, use tape to make lines at either end of rope. Place blocks behind one of the tape lines, two on each side of 30 ft rope. (Figure 1)

STARTING POSITION – Cadets start from behind line opposite the blocks, one in each lane. Timer stands on one side, watch lined up with starting line.
Shuttlerun figure2ACTION – On the signal “Ready? Go”, the cadet runs to the blocks, picks one up and runs back to the starting line, places block behind line (Figure
2), runs back, picks up second block and runs back across starting line. Time stops when cadet crosses the starting line holding second block. For faster times encourage cadet to not slow down when approaching starting line with second block, but to run 5-7 ft past timer before stopping (Figure 3).Shuttlerun figure3

RULES –
1. Record score to the nearest tenth of a second.
2. Do not allow cadet to throw first block across starting line.
shuttlerunHINTS – It is preferable to have two cadets running at the same time. Most stopwatches can time two at once, check the watch directions. To eliminate the necessity of returning the blocks after each run, start alternately, first from behind one line and then from behind the other line. To cut off seconds in the run have cadet reach for block and pivot
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