The SPARQ Rating is a sport-specific assessment of athleticism. SPARQ has test protocols for six sports – football, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, baseball, fastpitch, boys’ basketball andgirls’ basketball, as well as a test for general athleticism. The tests are designed to test the skills and athleticism demanded by each sport. Some famous athletes who have recorded SPARQ Ratings are:• Reggie Bush (93.38)
• Tim Tebow (96.92)
• Jonathan Stewart (97.54)
• Jacoby Ellsbury (102.31)
• Gold Medalist decathlete Bryan Clay recorded a football rating of 130.40.
The SPARQ generalathletic assessment test is composed of:
• 20 Meter Sprint/40 Yard Dash (Speed)
• Kneeling Power Ball Toss (Power)
• Agility Shuttle (Agility)
• Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test or YIRT (Reaction,Quickness, and Endurance)
• Vertical Jump (Power)
Yard Dash: The 40 yard dash is the simplest activity; an athlete runs 40 yards down a track, and his/her time is recorded by a trainer or othermethod. This time is taken and put into "SPARQ Points", which are added to determine the athlete's overall rating.
Kneeling Power Ball Toss: In the Kneeling Power Ball Toss, an athlete must kneelwith both knees on a flat surface while raising a 2 or 3 kilogram power ball|medicine/power ball over their head. They must proceed to thrust outward, landing in a push-up position. The distance ininches is then turned into SPARQ Points to be added to the final score.
Agility Shuttle: The Agility Shuttle is a shuttle run in which an athlete must run 5 yards, touch an object or mark, proceed to...