Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance
Many scientific sport assessment resources are difficult to understand, can be time consuming to implement, and provide data that are difficult to analyze. Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance effectively solves those problems in this practical, user-friendly guide to performance-based evaluation.
A perfect resource for coaches and fitness professionals, Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance is a streamlined guide through the process of identifying appropriate tests for individuals or teams, making use of common low-cost equipment to administer the tests, interpreting data, adjusting training programs based on the results, and continually monitoring training.
For each assessment, this text walks you through a step-by-step process and includes a script of directions to give the athlete or client being tested to ensure the tests are performed correctly. You’ll find a variety of protocols that do not require complicated equipment and can be conveniently conducted in your normal training environment. You’ll be able to assess your athletes or clients in the following areas:
• Anthropometrics and body composition
• Flexibility and balance
• Agility and sprinting
• Muscular strength and endurance
• Cardiorespiratory fitness
In addition, each assessment is accompanied by normative data to set baseline evaluations and to monitor progress over time. As a refreshing break from the typical complex tables, the normative data are displayed in modern, simplified figures that make it easy to quickly evaluate test results.
Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance takes the guesswork out of determining which tests to administer and what equipment is needed. It will equip you with the tools needed to help your athletes and clients achieve even greater success.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
Applied reference for anyone needing to test and assess athletes and clients of any age and ability. A resource for coaches at any level, strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals.
Part I. Basics of Assessment
Chapter 1. Assessment 101: Who, Why, and How?
Chapter 2. Assessment 201: What Equipment?
Chapter 3. Assessment 301: Which Tests?
Part II. Assessment Protocols
Chapter 4. Anthropometrics and Body Composition
Chapter 5. Flexibility and Balance
Chapter 6. Agility and Sprinting
Chapter 7. Power
Chapter 8. Muscular Strength and Endurance
Chapter 9. Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Chapter 10. Monitoring Training
Does design affect performance?
Using assessments to illustrate progress and to support decision-making