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Fun fitness assessment game ideas?

I am wanting to assess the fitness of the players in my new team, to find a candidate for Centre. I want it to be a game so they don't know What I'm doing. Any suggestions?

run a circuit that they do as a team, that incorporates all sorts of skills, including suicides, burpees, skipping, footwork skills or whatever skills you come up with.  whoever is left standing is center.

Just consider that the fittest player might not be your best candidate for Centre though! the Centre needs to be someone who controls the game down the court, with some patience and skill. Too often the Centre tries to take every other pass, for which they do indeed need to be fit, but actually often means you're not moving the ball down the court as quick as you could do.

I agree with Sharon & Lee-ann.  Circuit is a great way to test fitness along with full court games with no designated position every player can work the court, some players will gravitate to a cenral role in the game & this will give you an idea of who is thinking ahead too.  I have 2 centres one will run all day, the other is a thinker & is perfect when I need them to slow the game down. Keep your options open.

Thanks for the help. Your ideas were great. 

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