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Grade Ladder – Fitness
Level Quality of skills Fitness Fitness Results (Norms 14-16 years)

B= Boys     G= Girls

9

(20)

Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the activity.

All core & advanced skills performed to an excellent standard.

Achieves  excellent according to national norms in all fitness tests. Bleep Test = B: L12+        G: L10+

Cooper Run=B: <2700m G: <2200m

Illinois agility test=B: <15.2     G: <17.0

Sit and reach=B= 15cm +    G= 16+cm

Hand grip strength=B: <56     G: <36

8

(18-19)

Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity. All core skills plus nearly all advanced skills performed with very good accuracy. Achieves  very good according to national norms in all fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L11+         G: L9+

Cooper Run= B: 2600m      G: 2100m

Illinois agility test= B: 15.2      G: 17.0

Sit and reach= B= 14cm      G= 15cm

Hand grip strength= B: 56     G: 36

7

(16-17)

Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity. All core skills plus most advanced skills performed to a good standard. Achieves  very good according to national norms in almost all fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L10+            G: L8+

Cooper Run= B: 2500m      G:  2000m

Illinois agility test= B: 16.1      G: 17.9

Sit and reach= B= 12cm      G= 13cm

Hand grip strength= B: 54     G: 33

6

(14-15)

Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity. All core skills are demonstrated to a good standard and some advanced skills with varying consistency. Achieves  good according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L9+          G: L7+

Cooper Run= B: 2400m      G: 1900m

Illinois agility test= B: 16.2      G: 18.0

Sit and reach= B= 11cm      G= 12cm

Hand grip strength= B: 51     G: 31

5

(11-13)

Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity. Most core skills are demonstrated to a good standard and advanced skills are attempted with some success. Achieves  average according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L8+         G: L6+

Cooper Run= B: 2300m     G: 1800m

Illinois agility test= B: 18.1     G: 21.7

Sit and reach= B= 10cm      G= 11cm

Hand grip strength= B: 49     G: 29

4

(8-10)

Demonstrates some understanding of the activity. Core skills have limited consistency. Some advanced skills attempted but with little success. Achieves  average according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L8+         G: L6+

Cooper Run= B: 2200m      G: 1700m

Illinois agility test= B: 18.2      G: 21.8

Sit and reach= B= 9cm      G= 10cm

Hand grip strength= B: 47     G: 27

3

(6-7)

Demonstrates some understanding of the activity. Core skills have little consistency. Few advanced skills attempted but with little success. Achieves  fair according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L7+         G: L5+

Cooper Run= B: 2100m      G: 1600m

Illinois agility test= B: 19.3      G: 23.0

Sit and reach= B= 7cm      G= 8cm

Hand grip strength= B: 45    G: 25

2

(4-5)

Demonstrates some understanding of the activity. Performs several core skills in isolation. Some advances skills are evident. Achieves  fair according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L6+         G: L4+

Cooper Run= B: 2000m      G: 1600m

Illinois agility test= B: 20.0        G: 24.0

Sit and reach= B= 6cm      G= 7cm

Hand grip strength= B: 39    G: 19

1

(1-3)

Demonstrates little understanding of the activity. Performs some core skills in isolation. Very few advanced skills are attempted. Achieves  poor according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L5+        G: L3+

Cooper Run= B: 2100m     G: 1500m

Illinois agility test= B: 21.0       G: 25.0

Sit and reach= B= 5cm         G= 6cm

Hand grip strength= B: 37     G: 17

W3 Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity. Performs few core skills in isolation. Advanced skills are not attempted or evident. Achieves  poor according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L4+         G: L2+

Cooper Run= B: 2000m      G: 1400m

Illinois agility test= B: 22.0        G: 26.0

Sit and reach= B= 4m           G= 5cm

Hand grip strength= B: 35    G: 15

W2 Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity. Some participation in activities. Some basic development of core skills. Achieves  poor according to national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= B: L3+         G: L1+

Cooper Run= B: 1900m     G: 1300m

Illinois agility test= B: 23.0        G: 27.0

Sit and reach=  B= 2cm       G= 3cm

Hand grip strength = B: 33     G: 13

W1 Shows little or no understanding of the activity. Very little participation in activities. Little evidence of knowledge and fitness development. Unable to score against the national norms in appropriate fitness tests. Bleep Test= FAILS TO COMPLETE ANY LEVEL

Cooper Run= B: >1900m     G: >1200m

Illinois agility test= B: 24.0        G: 28.0

Sit and reach= B= 0-minus   G= 0- Minus

Hand grip strength= B: 30     G: 12

Advanced Skills

  • Excellent CV endurance.
  • Excellent times in speed.
  • Achieving above average in  range of fitness tests.
  • Be able to conduct a test without guidance.
  • Can identify strengths/weaknesses.

Core Skills

  • Safety Implications.
  • Can conduct a warm up.
  • Can conduct a cool down.
  • Can work as a group to conduct a fitness test.
  • Achieve average times/results in a range of fitness  tests.
  • Can identify strengths/weaknesses.

Tactics/Knowledge

  • Using effective pacing.
  • Identify related components of fitness.
  • Recognise the importance of leading a healthy active lifestyle.