Niesen-Vertommen, S., Coutts, K. D., Prasad, N., Jespersen, D., Cooper, T., Woloski, L., Sheel, W., Lama, I., & McKenzie, D. C. (1995). Field versus laboratory tests as indicators of fitness in pre-pubertal children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27(5), Supplement abstract 645.

Field tests to measure the capability of children to do certain classifications of physical work are just as valid as are laboratory assessments. The 50 yd run is a good measure of anaerobic capability and the 1600 yd run valuable for aerobic assessment.

Implication. The fitness of pre-pubertal children is measured satisfactorily by convenient simple running tests.

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