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For my personal exercise programme, I have decided that I am going to attempt to improve my performance in cricket.

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Aim and Purpose For my personal exercise programme, I have decided that I am going to attempt to improve my performance in cricket. When I play cricket, I have noticed that although my bowling tends to be good, my batting and fielding are not quite at the level that I would like them to be. It is for this reason that I am going to attempt to improve my agility and my hand-eye co ordination. Improving my agility is going to be my primary objective. I have noticed that when fielding, particularly in the slip position, I struggle to get to the ball fast enough to catch it, when it is coming towards me. This mainly happens when the ball is coming towards me at a particularly low height. If I manage to improve my agility as I hope to do, I believe that catching a more difficult ball will become easier and improve my game. I also believe, that since the test I am using to improve my agility involves running a course in the shortest amount of time possible, that my fitness level may also be improved from taking the test. ...read more.

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Once the test has been set up, you must lie prone with your head to the start line and your hand beside your shoulders. On command, run the course as fast as possible and get someone to time your run. Record your time and fitness rating. On the following page you will find a table of how to record your fitness rating. Illinois Agility Run Test. Time In Seconds Fitness rating Males Females <15.2 <17.0 Excellent 15.2 - 16.1 17.0 - 17.9 Good 16.2 - 18.1 18.0 - 21.7 Average 18.2 - 18.3 21.8 - 23.0 Fair >18.3 >23.0 Poor (All information on the Illinois Agility run taken from "Physical Education and the study of sport, page 122) I aim to run the course in a time which is in within the range of average. However, by the end of my personal fitness programme, I aim to have improved that to a time which ranges between good and excellent. If I manage to achieve this, I will know that my agility has improved. ...read more.

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By the end of my personal exercise programme, I aim to have taken the test a minimum of 5 times so I can effectively evaluate wether or not my hand eye coordination has improved. In my opinion, this test is a very good way of testing hand eye co ordination. This is because in order to keep catching the ball over and over again my eyes must continuously be focused on the ball, and not my surroundings. If I let my concentration slip, I will drop the ball. This is just like what happens when you let your concentration slip when facing a ball on the cricket pitch, you will either miss the ball entirely or play a very poor shot, should you ever let your concentration slip and let the environment take an effect on your game. I believe that if I can improve both my agility and coordination by using the above tests, then my cricket will be drastically improved for the reasons I have previously mentioned. I believe that both of the test I have chosen are a very good way of testing, and improving both my agility and coordination, and, in turn, should improve my performance on the cricket field. ...read more.

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