The University of Lethbridge and the ASDC SW work together to provide this key service for athletes in our region. The major benefit of performance profiling, is its use in establishing the strengths of an athlete and show areas that need improving. This is done by comparing pre and post tests or to other results from similar athletes of age, size, and sport. Previous test results of large groups are published into normative tables for comparison and assessment.
The ASDC SW is the primary stakeholder of a performance profiling database, which is the only operating grassroots fitness database in Canada. This allows the ASDC network to compare and analyze athletes from other regions and sports. Determining an athlete’s performance profile is essential to building, monitoring, and evaluating training programs at all levels of sport.
The components of a profile include:
Power and endurance
Anaerobic Fitness and Agility
VO2 max Assessment
Ability to generate power and high intensity activity
Ability to move and change direction quickly while under control
Endurance of an athlete's heart, lungs, and muscles
Ability to balance and maintain a stable body position stationary or in motion
Nutrition is a major part of an athlete's life and is important in optimizing performance.
Mental Training educates and provides various psychological skills and strategies for improving training, practice, competition, and even daily life.
If an athlete doesn't have good dynamic visual skills like depth perception, peripheral awareness, and an ability to track moving objects the chances are,they are not playing to their full ability.
Determining an athlete's performance profile is essential to building, monitoring, and evaluating training programs at all levels of sport.