Thanks for your question.

The tests to be used will offer a mixture of basic musculoskeletal assessments/ injury potential screenings, as well as more traditional performance based measures of speed, strength and power.

A simple postural assessment and overhead squat will be used, along with a specific test to assess potential ACL injury risk. The performance testing will center on things such as the standing broad jump, pro agility, 10 and 20 yard starts. Various other tests including planks or push-ups (which is used will depend upon the age/ gender of the athletes being tested), muscle activation drills, balance assessments etc. will be used as well.

Keep in mind that the real benefit of the testing is not just in recording how well athletes score, but in identifying any potential "red flags" obtained in achieving those scores.

Once I've had a chance to go over all of the data, I will supply coaches and athletes with the results, as well as the information they need to help correct any areas of weakness/ imbalance. Further correspondence in terms of team training program design and/ or access to specific drills geared towards correcting these problems can be offered either through the B.A.S.E. website, or during subsequent training sessions.

The goal of the program is to give coaches (as well as athletes) an accurate picture of where their team's physical strengths and weaknesses lie and then provide them with the tools necessary to make any necessary changes to their existing training approach.

Hope that answers your question.


Coach Mike