Resource Some testing results - updated for 2019

Should dogs105 remove all ex-players

  • Yes - current players only please

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  • No - some historical data is a nice reference

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  • Who cares, I never read this thread anyway

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Thylacinus

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Perhaps we will call him Slowenberg? Having said that, I think once they get him training and eating properly his speed and endurance may rise, which should give him further upside.

Harry Schoenberg: '3.13-second 20m sprint and 20.3 yo-yo test at the National Draft Combine' (See write up below)

From AFL Draft Central Power rankings:

#36 Harry Schoenberg
WWT Eagles/South Australia | Inside Midfielder
21/02/2001 | 182cm | 83kg


A real surprise packet this year, Schoenberg produced a consistent season, leading to his Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for South Australia at the Under-18 Championships. Playing in a midfield alongside highly touted prospects Dylan Stephens and Jackson Mead, Schoenberg was the most consistent of the lot, earning All-Australian honours and winning the ball more than everyone bar Larke Medallist, Deven Robertson. He can play inside or out, but is more prominent on the inside due to a lower athletic base, which includes a 3.13-second 20m sprint and 20.3 yo-yo test at the National Draft Combine. He does not need the athletic traits for the role he plays, which is often winning the ball in close and getting it out to runners on the outside. In seven games for the Eagles’ Under 18s side, Schoenberg averaged 24.4 disposals, 5.3 marks, 4.7 tackles, 5.9 clearances and 4.1 inside 50s, with a contested possession rate of 49.4 per cent. He is a natural ball winner who plays a simple game to best advantage his team.
 

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Mr MysteryGuest

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I think sometimes players players simply have a bad test (although I’m pretty sure they get more than 1 try), because there are some odd results in this thread.
 

deaneus

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I've always wondered, the 20m sprint is from a standing start, right? I'd love to see what 20m would be if they were at speed already

Some wildly different answers perhaps
 

Relaxed

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I think sometimes players players simply have a bad test (although I’m pretty sure they get more than 1 try), because there are some odd results in this thread.
They used to get up to 3 attempts if they needed them.

20-metre sprint

This one's all about speed. The player starts in the 'crouch' or ready position and sprints as fast as possible, making sure he doesn't decelerate before reaching the final gate. Each player is allowed three attempts (with at least two minutes' break between each) and his best times for the 5-, 10- and 20-metre sectors are recorded, regardless of which attempt they were from.
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But it isn't necessarily a true indication of in game speed, on a 10 degree day, in winter, on wet grass, in the rain, in the 4th quarter, having to bounce the ball every 15m after running 12kms for the day so far. Some players have that quick 5 step burst acceleration, some players are able to wind up to full speed over 30 metres and in that 30-50m mark are uncatchable. Usually the taller players take a bit longer to reach peak speed, I'd argue that players don't reach their maximum speed in a sprint till about the 25m mark in a straight line.

You can see in the AFL Grand Final sprint that the players really only got into full stride AFTER the 3 second mark on the clock, which is around the endpoint of sprint testing in the combine.

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In the combine, after a big season trying to impress recruiters with school and rep footy and while studying, some players may not be 100%, some of the kids may still be growing into their bodies as well and will build their strengths up during the 19-22 age range. Someone like Patrick Cripps only did a 13.2 in the beep test in the combine (compared to top guys doing 15 to 16.06) that doesn't seem to hold him back now.
 

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