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Athletic Performance Testing Clinic

The HPSA Academy Performance Testing Clinic is tailored for junior athletes aged 9-16, an immersive workshop experience aimed at identifying their athletic aptitudes and gauging their performance relative to their counterparts of the same age group.

These assessments encompass a vast array of performance metrics utilized in Australia's most prominent sports. Our assessments thoroughly analyze the proficiencies relevant to Australia's top sporting disciplines. As young athletes hone their abilities over time, we consider it crucial for them to familiarize themselves with our specialized testing protocols, equipping them for the similar assessments they may encounter in their athletic journeys.
All athletes' data will be meticulously documented and archived, with the opportunity for them to repeat the testing at a future date.

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What advantages does the Athletic Performance Testing Clinic offer?
 

It affords a means to track an athlete's developmental progression throughout their formative years. Additionally, it is capable of pinpointing promising talent from a young age, while simultaneously providing athletes with a comprehensive understanding of their existing strengths and areas for improvement. Moreover, it instills a familiarity with the requisite standards of higher-level competition. Lastly, it furnishes athletes with novel proficiencies, simultaneously bolstering self-assurance in their own athletic capabilities.

What aspects of performance are tested in the clinic?

The Beep Test is a fitness assessment that evaluates an athlete's cardiovascular endurance through a progressive series of 20-meter shuttle sprints, increasing in difficulty as the pace intensifies. Athletes will experience increasing levels of fatigue until they can no longer match the pace of the beeps.
 

Vertical Jump or Running Vertical Jumps gauge an athlete's explosive power in a stationary and running state, demonstrating the body's maximum output.
 

The Linear Jump exercise measures an athlete's horizontal power and distance, a useful metric for any sport regardless of how frequently linear jumping occurs.

Agility/Change of Direction is a commonly used evaluation for field-based sports, emphasizing short acceleration bursts and rapid directional changes athletes encounter while maneuvering on the field. It is a popular test at the HPSA academy.

The Core Test examines an athlete's abdominal, back, and pelvis muscle strength. A powerful core plays a vital role in maintaining an athlete's balance and functionality - a significant test for any athlete.

 

The Flexibility test known as the Sit and Reach, explores the maximum flexibility of an athlete's hamstrings and lower back, a critical factor in preventing injuries.

 

Acceleration, one of the most important metrics in field-based sports, tests an athlete's ability to move swiftly from point A to point B with maximum power.

 

The Balance Test is designed to evaluate the body's stability and coordination abilities.

 

The Reactability Test measures an athlete's reflexes and decision-making ability in executing a task quickly and effectively.

 

The Coordination Test challenges an athlete's hand-eye coordination under a time-pressured situation.

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