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4 x 10m Shuttle Run Test Norms

Norms for the 4 x 10m Shuttle Run Test in Gymnasts

The Importance of Motor Fitness and the 4 x 10m Shuttle Run Test for Children

As a dedicated gymnastics academy, we understand the significance of motor fitness in children's overall development. Motor fitness refers to the ability to perform physical activities with efficiency, coordination, and control. It plays a crucial role in enhancing children's physical, cognitive, and social well-being. One of the best ways to assess motor fitness in children is through the 4 x 10m shuttle run test (4 x 10m SRT). This test measures their speed and agility. It involves running back and forth as fast as possible between two points which are 10m apart, covering a total distance of 40 meters.

On this page you will find the reference norms in seconds for the 4 x 10m SRT, allowing parents, teachers, and coaches to assess their student's motor fitness level and track their progress over time.

Benefits of Knowing Motor Fitness Norms.

Understanding your child's motor fitness norms offers several benefits:

1. Tracking Progress: By comparing their results with age- and gender-specific norms, you can track their progress accurately.

2. Tailoring Training: Armed with this knowledge, you can tailor their training program to focus on areas that need improvement.

3. Motivation and Goal Setting: The 4 x 10m norms can serve as motivation for your child, setting achievable goals and inspiring them to reach new heights.

4. Celebrating Achievements: When your child surpasses the norms, it's a cause for celebration and recognition of their hard work and dedication.

 

What are normative reference values?

These values are numbers from 1 to 100, grouped in different tables, for each gender and age, and they help us to evaluate the level of physical fitness of each child regardless of gender- and age-specific differences.

 

How to interpret the reference values?

Using normative reference values provides a valid and reliabe way to assess the fitness of an individual because they take into account the growth and development of your children, as well as the gender differences in certain components of physical fitness. The scores are very easy to use and understand. For instanse, if a child has a percentile score of 80 for a particular test, that means that this child has higher level of physical fitness than 80% of children at the same age and gender. For evaluation of the results, schools and sport clubs can apply the following scale:

< 10th percentile
Poor
10th - 24th percentile
Medium
25th - 74th percentile
Good
75th - 89th percentile
Very Good
90th - 100th percentile
Excellent

 

Now it is time to discover where your child stands and unlock a world of possibilities for their growth and development.

 

GIRLS
Normative Reference Values for 4x10 m Shuttle Run Test (sec)

Percentiles

Age

1

3

10

20

25

30

40

50

60

70

75

80

90

97

99

100

5.0

21.1

20.7

19.4

18.6

18.2

17.9

17.4

16.8

16.3

15.8

15.6

15.2

14.4

13.0

12.6

12.4

6.0

20.0

19.6

18.3

17.5

17.1

16.9

16.4

15.9

15.5

15.0

14.8

14.4

13.7

12.6

12.3

12.1

7.0

18.9

18.5

17.2

16.4

16.0

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.6

14.2

14.0

13.7

13.0

12.2

12.0

11.9

8.0

17.8

17.4

16.1

15.4

15.0

14.8

14.4

14.0

13.6

13.3

13.1

12.9

12.4

11.7

11.5

11.4

9.0

17.0

16.7

15.5

15.1

14.5

14.5

14.1

13.6

13.4

13.1

12.8

12.7

12.1

11.4

11.2

11.1

10.0

16.4

16.1

15.1

14.8

14.1

14.2

13.9

13.3

13.2

12.8

12.6

12.5

11.9

11.3

11.1

10.8

11.0

16.2

16.0

15.2

14.5

14.2

14.0

13.6

13.3

13.0

12.6

12.5

12.3

11.9

10.9

10.6

10.5

12.0

15.7

15.6

14.9

14.2

13.9

13.7

13.4

13.0

12.7

12.4

12.3

12.1

11.7

10.6

10.3

10.2

13.0

15.2

15.1

14.6

13.9

13.7

13.4

13.1

12.8

12.5

12.2

12.1

11.9

11.5

10.4

10.1

9.9

14.0

15.1

15.0

14.5

13.8

13.6

13.4

13.0

12.7

12.4

12.1

12.0

11.8

11.4

10.3

10.0

9.8

15.0

15.0

14.9

14.4

13.7

13.5

13.3

13.0

12.7

12.4

12.1

12.0

11.8

11.4

10.1

9.8

9.6

16.0

14.7

14.6

14.2

13.6

13.4

13.2

12.9

12.6

12.3

12.1

11.9

11.7

11.3

10.0

9.7

9.5

17.0

14.5

14.4

14.0

13.5

13.4

13.2

12.9

12.6

12.4

12.1

12.0

11.8

11.4

10.1

9.8

9.6

18.0

14.2

14.1

13.8

13.4

13.3

13.2

12.9

12.6

12.5

12.1

12.0

11.9

11.5

10.2

9.9

9.7

 

BOYS
Normative Reference Values for 4x10 m Shuttle Run Test (sec)

Percentiles

Age

1

3

10

20

25

30

40

50

60

70

75

80

90

97

99

100

5.0

19.8

19.4

18.1

17.3

16.9

16.7

16.2

15.8

15.3

14.8

14.5

14.1

13.2

12.0

11.7

11.5

6.0

18.9

18.5

17.2

16.4

16.0

15.8

15.3

14.9

14.5

14.0

13.8

13.4

12.7

11.7

11.4

11.3

7.0

18.0

17.6

16.3

15.5

15.1

14.9

14.4

14.0

13.6

13.3

13.1

12.8

12.2

11.4

11.2

11.1

8.0

17.0

16.6

15.3

14.6

14.3

14.1

13.7

13.3

13.0

12.7

12.5

12.3

11.8

11.1

10.9

10.8

9.0

16.2

15.9

14.8

14.3

13.8

13.8

13.4

13.0

12.7

12.4

12.2

12.1

11.6

11.0

10.8

10.5

10.0

15.4

15.1

14.1

14.0

13.3

13.5

13.1

12.5

12.5

12.2

11.9

11.8

11.3

10.7

10.5

10.2

11.0

15.3

15.1

14.3

13.7

13.4

13.2

12.9

12.5

12.3

12.0

11.8

11.6

11.3

10.3

10.0

9.9

12.0

14.7

14.5

13.9

13.3

13.1

12.9

12.6

12.3

12.0

11.7

11.6

11.4

11.1

10.0

9.7

9.6

13.0

14.1

14.0

13.6

13.0

12.8

12.6

12.3

12.0

11.8

11.5

11.4

11.2

10.9

9.8

9.5

9.3

14.0

13.7

13.6

13.2

12.6

12.4

12.2

11.9

11.7

11.4

11.2

11.1

10.9

10.6

9.6

9.3

9.1

15.0

13.2

13.1

12.7

12.1

12.0

11.8

11.5

11.2

11.0

10.8

10.7

10.5

10.2

9.2

8.9

8.8

16.0

12.8

12.7

12.3

11.8

11.6

11.4

11.1

10.9

10.7

10.5

10.4

10.2

9.9

9.0

8.7

8.6

17.0

12.9

12.8

12.4

11.8

11.6

11.4

11.1

10.9

10.7

10.4

10.3

10.2

9.9

9.1

8.8

8.7

18.0

13.1

13.0

12.5

11.8

11.6

11.4

11.1

10.9

10.7

10.3

10.3

10.2

9.9

9.1

8.9

8.8

 

Learn more

Coach Stefan presented those normative reference values at the 13th FIEP European Congress in Istanbul, and then together with his colleagues, they published them in the European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science in 2019.

Reference

Kolimechkov, S., Petrov, L., & Alexandrova, A. (2019). Alpha-fit test battery norms for children and adolescents from 5 to 18 years of age obtained by a linear interpolation of existing European physical fitness references. European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science, 5(4), 1-14.

 

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