Athlete Development Through Skill Assessment

      

FAQs About SportzMetrix Sport Testing

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What do you mean by “Get Your ZX”?

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We are referring to being evaluated so that you know your sports metrics, or sportZ metriX. We describe an athlete’s baseline for training more concisely as their “ZX”. So ZX = Training Baseline!

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What is evaluated in a test session?

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Athletes will be assessed on both general athleticism and sport-specific skills. Athletes will typically participate in 10 to 15 tests that provide insight into Quickness, Speed, Strength, Agility and Power.

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How long does a test last?

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The answer varies by sport, but tests will last for a couple of hours in most cases. The typical testing scenario is:
1) Check-in, registration and ID band issue
2) 15 minute warm-up
3) General athleticism testing
4) Change into sport-specific equipment
5) Sport-specific testing
6) Check out and return of ID band
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Who will have access to test data?

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For an Open Combine, the only person who can see an athlete’s test data is the person whose email is provided for notification. Otherwise, test data is completely anonymous when included in the global comparison. If the testing is done for an Organization, representatives designated by the organization will have access to player information based on team or other designations provided by the organization.

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At what age are athletes evaluated?

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Athletes of any age can be tested. Our primary audience is middle school and high school aged athletes. If parents are looking to establish skill levels for younger athletes so that they can be maintained in the Sport Testing database for growth comparisons in the future, that is possible. If older athletes are interested in being tested along with children or peers to establish bragging rights, bring everyone to an Open Combine.

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How often should I test?

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What equipment do I need to bring to a test?

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An athlete needs to bring attire and equipment for both general athleticism and sport-specific assessments. For general athleticism evaluation, an athlete wears athletic shorts, tee-shirt, and—depending on time of year and test venue— sweatshirt or heavy tee, and most importantly, a good pair of athletic shoes for jumping, running and pivoting.

For sport-specific evaluation, an athlete wears the full set of equipment that is worn in game situations.