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  • Comprehensive, data-driven physical-assessment incorporating state of the art technologies used by professional athletes in MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, & Premier League which are now available to amateur athletes here at True Speed & Agility.

  • Do not assume athlete is physically prepared to play or train at high-level.  TSA athletic assessments provide roadmap for collaboration between parents, coaches, & athletes.

  • Use objective data to ID physical limitations, which limit efficient movement & cause injury.

  • ID athletic-potential & develop position-specific profiles for each sport.

  • ID if underlying cause of poor sport-skill due to poor movement capability, strength, speed, or power.

    Movement-Quality Assessments

  • ID movement-quality, limitations, deficits, asymmetries, & compensations.

  • ID if underlying cause of inefficient skill due to limited movement-capabilities.

  • Movement quality screens do not diagnose orthopedic-issues or predict game-speed injuries.
    Specific-Strength & Stability
    Mobility & Specific-Flexibility


    TSA Objective Assessment-Technology

  • TSA incorporates precision technologies for objective, athletic assessments & long-term athletic development

  • Edgertronic Camera Technology provides high-speed video to better understand high-speed movement.

  • Microgate USA technology objectively measures decision-based, reactive movement (true speed & agility), which requires both physical & cognitive abilities.

  • K-Vest 3D technology objectively measures swing movement-data, ID’s how athlete generates & transfers speed (energy) thru body-segments, and if that energy-transfer is efficient or inefficient.

 

1)  MicrogateUSA - Optojump Movement-Analysis System
 

  • Optojump system captures flight time, surface-area, height, & contact-time to ms of accuracy to calculate power, power-density, & Reactive Strength Index (RSI).

  • Allows for assessment of jumps, dynamic stability, visual reaction & asymmetries between legs.

    A. Optojump Balance Control Assessments

     

  • Assess: Symmetrical or asymmetrical balance-control, timing, & coordination for L & R-side of body.

  • Essential component of movement & valuable baseline data valuable for concussion return-to-play.

  • ID L & R body-movement as symmetrical or asymmetrical / % of deficit or compensation if asymmetrical.

    Static Balance-Control

    Dynamic Balance-Control: 4-Position

    Dynamic Balance-Control: Eyes-Open & Closed Protocol


    B. Optojump Power Control Assessments

     

  • Assess: Ability to create & control power-output, explosivity, and dynamic-stability.

  • Powerful athletes have capacity to produce highest force w/ least amount of time on ground.

  • ID average for power, height, contact-time, & reactive-strength (RSI).

    Vertical Power-Control

    Single-Leg / Vertical Power-Control: ID power differentials to ensure symmetry

    Lateral Power-Control: ID cycle & pace-differentials to ensure symmetry

    C. Optojump Think & Move Assessments

     

  • Assess:  Relationship of physical & cognitive abilities. Reactive movement requires both. Goal is to think & move fast, which is crucial for high-level performance. 1/100th sec delay is difference-maker on field.

  • Athlete must recognize visual-change & respond w/coordinated physical-movement. Visual Reaction is time-interval between visual-stimulus & initiation-of-movement.

  • Reactivity is cognitive process & explosivity is physical process.  Efficiency of cognitive-process is brain speed-of-processing (SOP). if SOP is slow, reaction is slow regardless of explosivity. 

    Visual Reaction-Time


2)  MicrogateUSA - Witty SEM-Light System
 

  • Witty SEM system combines LED Light precise timing technology w/ interface for assessing reactivity, speed, & agility at varying levels of cognitive demand.

    A. Witty SEM Cognitive Speed-of-Processing
         (SOP) Hawkeye Assessment

     

  • Assess: Efficiency of cognitive process is measured & tracked as brain speed-of-processing (SOP), which is time-segment between recognition & reaction.

  • Visual precision & SOP comprise ability to recognize pitch & location.

  • Baseline data for concussion return-to-play protocols.

  • SOP can be trained below 80 ms, which allows hitter to see ball longer & athlete to get better ju

    B. Witty SEM Think & Move Assessments

     

  • Assess: Relationship of physical & cognitive abilities. Reactive movement requires both. Goal is to think & move fast, which is crucial for high-level performance.

  • Athlete must recognize visual-change & respond w/ coordinated physical-movement. Visual Reaction is time-interval between visual-stimulus & initiation-of-movement.

  • Reactivity is cognitive process & explosivity is physical process.  Efficiency of cognitive-process is brain speed-of-processing (SOP).

  • Explosive-ability required to react, but if SOP is slow, reaction will be slow regardless of explosivity.

    Level I: Hand Visual Reaction-Time

    Level I: Lateral-Speed & Agility (LSA) Assessment

    C. Witty SEM Think & Move with Increased Cognitive-Demand Assessment

     

  • Assess:  Ability to maintain movement speed w/increased cognitive demand, which slows athlete down by challenging focus & recognition.

  • Increased cognitive demand slows physical speed proportionally to SOP.  Physical speed must not decrease as cognitive demand increases. ID if SOP is responsible.

  • Cognitive ability w/ increased cognitive load is reaction-time & movement-ability under-stress (game).

  • Compare cognitive demand on speed for Level I & Level II.  Differential should not be greater than 20%

    Level II: Hand Visual Reaction-Time 

    Level II: Lateral-Speed & Agility (LSA) Assessment


3)  MicrogateUSA - Witty Timing-Gate System
 

  • Witty Timing System combines precise timing technology w/interface to collect data to ms of accuracy. 

    Witty Timing-Gate Reactive Linear-Speed Assessments

     

  • Assess:  Decision-based, linear-speed capabilities 

  • ID visual reaction-time, split-time, & total-time

    10yd / 20yd / 30yd / 40yd (football) / 60yd (Baseball) / 100yd (Track)

     

4)  K-Motion/K-Vest 3D Movement-Analysis Technology 
 

  • K-Vest 3D system utilizes blue-tooth sensors on body to provide precise swing movement-data. 

  • Assess:  How athlete generates & transfers speed (energy) thru body-segments and if energy-transfer is efficient or inefficient. Efficient energy-transfer creates speed & power and reduces injuries.

  • ID movement-capabilities and if limitation is physical or mechanical issue.

    Kinematic Peak-Speed Sequence

    Segment Peak-Speeds

    Segment Speed-Gains & Ratios

    Segment-Acceleration & Deceleration Quality

 

                                                                                                                                         

Athletic Assessments

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