Every strength and conditioning program should begin with the testing and evaluation of each person participating. Goals should be set for the training program and post testing done at the conclusion of the training program to evaluate how each athlete progressed. By tracking athletes’ strengths and weaknesses it is much easier to direct their training to achieve maximum results. Testing also serves as a great motivator. We want all coaches to have the testing and evaluation ebook regardless of which training program they choose.
Performance Testing will determine if your program is effectively achieving your goals. The key is to get the athletes to want to achieve new goals. Once the athlete begins achieving goals they will be eager to set higher goals. There is no greater reward than to achieve a personal goal. The Training Program should be the fourth step. Testing is step one, Evaluation of the results is step two, Setting Goals to achieve in the training program is step three and doing the Training Program is step four.
Pearsons Law - "When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates."