DIY Functional Movement Screen Kit

DIY Functional Movement Screen Kit

The Functional Movement Screen is a pretty awesome system to learn, but it can be pricey to purchase the course, certification and then the kit needed to perform the assessment. So instead of forking out another $179 or even $350 for the wooden edition at their exclusive retailer Perform Better, I decided to build my own for less then $25! I searched the web and did find a DIY guide, but there were a few things that I thought could be improved.

You can follow along with this video or read the step by step instructions below.

Supplies needed:

  • 4×6 piece of wood
  • 48″ (1.1/8″) dowel
  • Two 36″ (3/4″) dowels
  • string or theraband
  • drill press
  • ruler
  • sharpie marker

Step 1 – Measure two holes alongside the top edge of the piece of wood 10 inches from each end. This will be where you drill the holes for the two dowels.


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Step 2 – Using a drill press, (I highly recommend using one versus a regular drill as the holes need to go straight in. If you don’t have one then ask a neighbor, like we did! Thanks Mike.) make 2″ deep holes that are 3/4″ wide. The two dowels should fit in snug.

Sand the board if needed.

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Step 3 – Measure 12″ from the end of the board and draw a line. From this line mark every inch using the ruler.

Step 4 – Mark lines across the board. I indented every other line to leave room for numbers. I also went back over the penciled lines and used a sharpie.

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Step 5 – Write the inches number on every other line

Step 6 – Measure inches along entire large dowel. This can be done for the smaller dowels as well.

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Step 7 – Place dowel alongside wood piece and mark lines with sharpie


Once it’s complete be sure to use a string or theraband on the two smaller dowels to use for the single leg hurdle screen.

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Enjoy your DIY Functional Movement Screen Kit and let me know how yours turns out!

By |2017-09-08T17:45:48+00:00September 8th, 2017|Equipment, Fitness, Videos|0 Comments

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