Below is some of the data we collected from our testing at the FASTRACK Camp (May).
A quick description of the columns below.
Age – Age as of the date of camp.
No. of Kids – Also known as the Sample Size. The bigger the sample size the more relevant the data is.
Height – Self explanatory.
Weight – Self explanatory.
VJ – Vertical jump. Used to estimate the explosiveness of the athlete.
TH – Triple Hop (L = Left, R = Right). We use this to estimate any differences between left and right so we can help prevent imbalances from developing.
OH – Bar – In the Overhead Squat we are assessing the movement of the bar (broomstick in this case); the less forward or backward movement the better. 3 points means perfect, 2 point is good, 1 point means they can do it but need a lot of work, 0 indicates there was pain.
OH – Joints – In the OH Squat we looking for the hip, knee and ankle joint alignment. For example, we don’t want to see knee collapsing in. 3 points means perfect, 2 point is good, 1 point means they can do it but need a lot of work, 0 indicates there was pain.
OH – ROM – In the OH Squat we are assessing Range of Movement: how deep can they go with ‘neutral spine’? 3 points means perfect, 2 point is good, 1 point means they can do it but need a lot of work, 0 indicates there was pain.
Total – We added up the above-mentioned OH Squat tests to give a total score out of 9.
How to use this table
Firstly, don’t get too excited if your child ranks highly and don’t panic if they’re on the lower end of the spectrum.
As you might have noticed if you attended the camp, every child is at a different stage of development, with a different training history and different genetics.
In addition to the above, the Sample Sizes are quite small. In other words, any one kid (very good or quite poor) would affect the averages in the chart above.
Rather, use this table as another piece of information for your child’s journey. Other pieces of information could be:
- How excited are they to get on their bike?
- How excited are they to attend a training session?
- How much of their improvement are they driving?
The above questions are probably more important right now for your child.
If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.