There are additional benefits for a thorough approach to testing athletic performance. Combining coaching and sport science, with competition and weight room evaluation, allows athletes, parents, coaches, and teams to gain insight into strengths and weaknesses. Benchmarks will provide an improved development methodology. This approach, will increase reliability for comparison of developmental phases. In addition athletes gain confidence in a process and the administration of a program, which provides for improved physical literacy and athletic success.
Reliable and valid testing allows for educated objective decisions to be implemented. No one test provides all these benefits, but testing designed around performance parameters with multiple data points provide the groundwork to make more intelligent decisions.
Standardized testing is a valuable tool in profiling an athlete. This screening helps to evaluate the athlete for position or ranking. It motivates and educates athletes, while providing accountability and determining program efficacy from development, to training table, to competition.