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Short Shuttle

The Short Shuttle measures short area explosion and lateral quickness. It is also known as the 20 yard shuttle or 5-10-5.

Prospects are asked to position themselves into a three point stance. Then explode to one side 5 yards, reaching down and touching the line when they get there. Pivoting and reversing directions, then running back the opposite direction 10 more yards. They must touch the line again when they get there. Before finally pivoting once more, running back the opposite direction again 5 more yards and bursting through their original starting point to finish.

Each prospect is timed twice. Once to the left and once to the right. Both times are recorded but only the best time is used.

This measurement is important for all positions. With added emphasis to the running back, wide receiver and defensive back positions.

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