Target Throw (TargT)

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1. Test objective

Assessment of partial body coordination in precision tasks (aiming accuracy).

2. Description of the task

The subject has to throw a tennis ball at the target and hit it as close to the center as possible.

3. Test materials

Measuring tape, tennis balls, Tesakrepp, target (three-colored, pre-colored cardboard).


4. Test setup

A target is placed on the wall with the center at a height of 150 cm. The target is prefabricated from cardboard, and each target area should have a different color. The three squares lying inside each other have side lengths of 60 cm, 30 cm and 10 cm. A drop line is marked on the ground at a distance of 3 m from the wall.

5. Measurement recording

Depending on the point of impact of the tennis ball on the target, 3, 2, 1 and 0 points are awarded per throw from the center outwards. A subtotal is calculated for each series based on the points scored from the individual attempts. The total sum of all 10 throws from both series counts as the test value. When recording the measured value, it must be noted that the boundary line to the outside is part of the respective target area.

6. Test instruction

The test person stands behind the drop line in a stride position and is to throw at the target with a percussion throw. The drop line must not be crossed. The test is performed in two series of five attempts each.


7. Sources

Bös, K. (2000). AST 6-11 Allgemeiner sportmotorischer Test für Kinder von 6 bis 11 Jahren. In: Haltung und Bewegung, 20 (2).



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