Functional screening involves the client performing 7 movement patterns (e.g. overhead squat), aimed at identifying the person’s quality of functional movement, mobility, and stability. This screening process will identify any movement dysfunctions which may expose players to a higher risk of injury, and allow corrective exercise protocols to be developed to reduce this risk of potential injury. See Functional Screening for more.
Maximum Strength: This test is usually done with older teenagers and adult athletes. The three most common tests are: Bench Press (pushing), Squat, and Chin-ups (pulling). The Bench Press test will establish the 1-repetition maximum. The chin-up test will establish the maximum number of technically-correct chins that can be performed. Lower body strength testing is usually done by using a 1-3 repetition maximum back squat, although front squat could also be used. For younger teenagers or beginner athletes, it is recommended to test the number of repetitions that can be performed in 30 seconds with 40% body weight.