A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog article on my current views on athlete testing and best use of time. I presented a 'model' of narrowing down specific areas of athletic preparation and extracting data from athletes' physical performance without having to invest any time on actual testing. I've used this model for a period of time and it has saved me a lot of time, whilst still getting a (pretty decent) picture of where the athletes are at and when and if the aims of the program are being met. Accordingly, I've been able to make decisions. I do believe that this approach may work well and help physical preparation coaches, particularly those working in programs with no access to much modern / advanced technology.
However, it is by no means the perfect approach (still work in progress) and as I said in the previous article, not necessarily the way I would do things always; it is more a reflection / me sharing what I've used most recently to review the training process and my own work. Also, I've done my best to explain the approach in the talk-over video, but if something is not clear, or if anyone has any feedback / doubts, I'm always happy to chat further about it.
Before you watch the video, please read the article (click on this link) I wrote with regards to this approach to athlete testing and best use of time. If you have already done so or can't be bothered to read it, click on the image below to access the video.
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