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What is Yo Yo Test

No matter how big fan you are of sports, it’s all in vain if you haven’t heard or know What is the Yo-Yo test. Maybe very cool it seems from the name, but it has got all the right to heat up someone’s life. You must have gone through the news recently that- ‘Rohit Sharma […]

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What is Yo Yo Test

No matter how big fan you are of sports, it’s all in vain if you haven’t heard or know What is the Yo-Yo test. Maybe very cool it seems from the name, but it has got all the right to heat up someone’s life. You must have gone through the news recently that- ‘Rohit Sharma successfully cleared Yo Yo test’ or ‘Ambati Raydu won’t about to pass YoYo test‘.

So Let’s Know What is Yo Yo Test and How to Pass it

Origin of Yo Yo Test

With this cult of the selection of rising, it is important to know about this all. It is a sort of shuttle test with the very basic, but the important aim of selecting the best player. It traces its origin back to football, the world’s most popular game. Though now it covers hockey and cricket as well. The credits to the publication of few parameters are given to Dr. Jens B Angso of ‘JuVentus football club‘. He had the position of training staff there.

There are several parameters on which a player is tested while the whole process is on. And for your knowledge, it’s a must that you are aware of the artificial intelligence involved in the check. There is no individual involved and software takes care of them all.

This test of fitness and endurance was first introduced in Indian Cricket scene after Virat Kohli took the captaincy of Indian Cricket Team. Cricket Australia was first to test the vitality of yo yo test. Earlier it was known as Stander Beep test. That followed some differentiated pattern from today’s Yo-Yo test aka ‘Intermittent Recovery Test’.

Nature of Yo Yo Test

The previous versions of Yo Yo test measured endurance while the player ran between two points with a difference of 20m between them, as in any common test, the level would get higher and tougher with time. Today also the shuttle run is between points but with 3 points, namely A, B, C(just for reference) forming a line with no break. The distance between the first two points that is A and B is 5 meters while it is 20 meters between B and C. Now it is interesting to know how all these points are used. The test starts with the run from B to C and coming back. After that, the test giver has to walk between points B and A. Then Again, there is a walk from A to B and after that, the usual ‘B to C run, come back (also run) and walk, then B to C run continues. The whole yo yo test is divided into levels. Every level consisting of 8-10 sprints and the total time of test is 30 minutes. In these 30 minutes, there are changes to the level as the time keeps on decreasing and tasks galore.

Yo Yo Test Score

The test in itself is like sports and passing confirms you have the ability to tackle tough conditions and emerge as the winner. This is the reason why BCCI has set it as a good mark to check fitness to play for India. In upcoming days, no matter you are going to play first-class cricket or such, you may well have to go through this since 16-17 is something worth scoring for every normal player. In India, one has to score 16.1 currently to pass the test. While, Virat Kohli continuously managed to score 21, other players like Ambati Raydu, Sanju Samson and Mohd. Sami recently, and before that Yuvraj and W. Sundar couldn’t successfully go through it.

The different countries have set different scores to pass this test, England and NewZealand being on the top with 19. Srilanka and Pakistan have set this score as 17.4. Though there is no official figure for South Africa, it is supposed to be around bit higher than 16.

Conclusion: Yo-Yo test is continuously helping to maintain the standards of sports and if you are interested but can’t help yourself about yo yo test, you may well entertain yourself listening to Yo Yo Honey Singh. Due to this test, teams are getting the best players on the field who saves many runs for the team. I hope now you understand that ‘What is Yo-Yo test’ and if you have any questions related to this you can ask it in comments.

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