3 Cone "L" Drill (Left Side)

Agility, Shorter times are better

The 3-Cone “L” Shuttle Drill measures agility by measuring acceleration, deceleration and change of direction around a marked course.

Equipment Required: Large open space, tape measure, marker cones x3, stopwatch, test administrator x1


  1. Participant performs a short warm-up following a RAMP protocol.
  2. Test administrator sets-up course. They select the starting point, and place a cone (Cone A). Test administrator measures a distance of 5 yards (4.57m) and places a second cone (Cone B) in line with Cone A. Test administrator then places a final cone (Cone C) 5 yards to the left of Cone B, forming an “L” shape.
  3. Participant readies themself on Cone A in a standing split-stance position.
  4. Participant is counted down “3-2-1-GO” by the test administrator. On the command of “GO”, the administrator starts the stopwatch.
  5. Participant sprints from Cone A to Cone B and touches it with their right hand. Participant then turns and runs back to Cone A and also touches that with their right hand. Participant then runs back to Cone B and around the outside of it, weaves inside Cone C, then back around the outside of Cone C and B, before finishing at Cone A. Test administrator stops the timer when the pass Cone A after looping around Cone C and B.
  6. Participant completes three attempts and the test administrator records best attempt for each side.
  7. Participant inputs the fastest time into SharedGoals by clicking on the green “Add score” button.