The Cooper Test for children is a way to measure the general endurance level. As large a distance as possible must be completed in twelve minutes. The larger the distance, the better the endurance. However, the Cooper Test is less reliable than the Astrand cycle test. This is because motivation and running technique also play an important role in this submaximal test. The benefit is that the Cooper Test can be done in large groups. This makes the test especially popular for schools and in sports.
The test consists of the following components:
- Warming up
- Twelve minutes of running