TID Dev Assesments
Anthropometric measurements are a series of quantitative measurements of the muscle, bone, and adipose tissue used to assess the composition of the body. The core elements of anthropometry are height, weight, body mass index (BMI), body circumferences (waist, hip, and limbs), and skinfold thickness. These measurements are important because they represent diagnostic criteria for nutritional status in children and can be used as a baseline for physical fitness and to measure the progress of fitness.
HeightThe measurement of height is a standard component of most fitness assessments. Height (or lack of height) is an important attribute for many sports.
Body WeightBody weight is measured in kilograms, a measure of mass. Excess or reduced body weight is regarded as an indicator of determining a person's health. All fitness components depend on body composition to some extent, and the demands of many sports require that athletes maintain standard levels of body composition.
Body Mass Index (BMI)Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. For instance, if your height is 1.82 meters, the divisor of the calculation will be (1.82 * 1.82) = 3.3124. If your weight is 70.5 kilograms, then your BMI is 21.3 (70.5 / 3.3124).
Sitting HeightSitting height measurement is conducted in addition to the standing height. Sitting height gives a measure of the length of the trunk. It is a measurement of the distance from the highest point on the head to the base sitting surface
True and Apparent Leg LengthTrue and apparent leg length refer to limb lengths in absolute terms and in compensated forms. The limb length measurement is used to find leg length discrepancy [LLD] if any. LLD appears to affect the lumbar spine, at least in part, by creating a lumbar scoliosis. A longer leg might be a predisposing factor in Osteoarthritis (OA). This measure will give us also information if there is any associated musculoskeletal disorder which may cause injuries during athletes' career.
Arm Span MeasurementArm span measurement is a simple measure that is important in the anthropometrical profiling of athletes in many sports in which reach is important, such as in rowing, swimming and basketball.
Hand SpanThis is a simple test of the size of the hand. The size of the hand is advantageous for some sports which involves catching, gripping or tackling.
Athletic performance is assessed by measuring and assessing various physical abilities (eg aerobic capacity, muscle strength and endurance, balance, strength, mobility, speed, agility, reaction and coordination skills) as well as various indicators (eg body mass index, blood pressure, etc.) related to performance.
FlexibilityFlexibility is important to achieve peak performance, to utilize the full length of the muscle to exhibit power and strength. If muscles are too tight, they may not be able to provide the explosiveness necessary for a particular movement. Tight hip flexors, for example, will not allow you to extend to a full stride while sprinting, thus inhibiting performance. Flexibility enhances movement and mobility for the athlete. Similarly flexibility is an important physical factor for specific sports such as gymnastics, ballet and dance.
Hand Grip StrengthThe purpose of this test is to measure the maximum isometric strength of the hand and forearm muscles. Handgrip strength is important for any sport in which the hands are used for catching, throwing or lifting. Also, as a general rule people with strong hands tend to be strong elsewhere, so this test is often used as a general test of strength.
Eye Hand CoordinationCoordination is the body’s ability to perform smooth and efficient movements. Good coordination requires the athlete to combine multiple movements into a single movement that is fluid and achieves the intended goal. Hitting and catching sports,as well as auto racing require great levels of hand- eye coordination.
BalancePostural control (or balance) can be defined statically as the ability to maintain a base of support with minimal movement, and dynamically as the ability to perform a task while maintaining a stable position.
SpeedTesting and monitoring athletes sprinting speed is important and can have different purposes i.e., comparison between athletes, controlling training efficacy, talent identification and monitoring long-term-athlete development. Sprint running performance is considered to be a fundamental component of success in a variety of competitive team sports (e.g., soccer, rugby, hockey).
Speed and AgilityThis is a simple test of foot speed and agility. It is an indication of the ability to move the feet quickly and accurately. It provides information on the presence of fast-twitch muscle fibre in the muscles involved in sprinting and indicates your potential to execute quick movements.
AgilityAgility is the ability to move quickly and change directions while maintaining control and balance. Good agility requires a combination of speed, acceleration, balance, power and coordination, plus good reflexes. Agility is heralded as an important quality required by team sports athletes. Anecdotally, the ability to make calculated decisions and maneuver into position seems to be characteristic of some of the world’s best team sport athletes. Some of the sports that require high agility skills are basketball, volleyball, tennis, football and rugby.
Upper Body PowerThrowing a Medicine Ball for maximum distance, is a measure of upper body strength and explosive power in athletes. This test assesses the speed at which you can apply maximal force. Upper Body Power is an essential characteristic needed for successful performance in a large range of sports.
Leg PowerThe standing long jump test is a test of athletic performance and assesses explosive leg power. It measures several important attributes. First, it evaluates the ability to use strength, because it takes a great deal of strength to jump forward, and power otherwise they won't be able to jump very far. Second, it tests the ability to apply strength in a horizontal direction, which is critical, since it underpins the ability to sprint, throw and kick.
Abdominal Muscle EnduranceThe endurance of the abdominals is a very important area for testing, as abdominal strength or abdominal muscle endurance is an indicator of core strength and therefore core stability and support of the lower back. Abdominal muscles are a key component in athletic ability and part of a well-balanced training program. Abdominal muscles support the upper and lower body increasing muscle control in running, twisting and turning motions used in all sports and other athletic competitions. Athletes strengthen abs for explosive performance and to help prevent injury.
Upper Body EnduranceThe measure of cardiovascular fitness, a person's ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles, which is affected by many physiological parameters, including heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output, and maximal oxygen consumption. As well as the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max), which is the maximum capacity of an individual's body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise. When used to compare the performance of endurance sports athletes it is expressed as a relative rate in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of bodyweight per minute (ml/kg/min). These parameters are important for endurance sports such as cycling, running, soccer, swimming and rowing.
EnduranceThe measure of cardiovascular fitness, a person's ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles, which is affected by many physiological parameters, including heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output, and maximal oxygen consumption. As well as the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max), which is the maximum capacity of an individual's body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise. When used to compare the performance of endurance sports athletes it is expressed as a relative rate in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of bodyweight per minute (ml/kg/min). These parameters are important for endurance sports such as cycling, running, soccer, swimming and rowing.
Optojump NextOptojump Next measures flight and contact times during the performance of a series of jumps with an accuracy of 1/1000 of a second. OptoJump Next makes it possible to perform jump tests, reaction tests and running tests. Starting from these fundamental basic data, the dedicated software makes it possible to obtain a series of parameters connected to the athlete’s performance with the maximum accuracy and in real time.
Sport Specific TestsTIDDev team can assess team or individual sports based on demand.
There are large variations in the physical demands required to compete in different sports. The event duration can vary greatly, from the explosive single action of the shot put, to ultra endurance events lasting many days. In line with the variations in the demands of the sports, the fitness tests that TIDDev team would implement reflect these differences and would create a test battery for assessing each sports specific performance demands.
Psychology assessments can provide useful information about an athlete’s mental skills, anxiety levels, motivation, leadership and personality characteristics, level of concentration and level of confidence. Thus, we understand the athlete and the sport psychological skills training plan can be adjusted and become more efficient.
Test for AttentionThe Test of Attention is a neuropsychological measure of selective and sustained attention and visual scanning speed.
Athletic Coping Skills TestThe Athletic Coping Skills Test is a highly validated psychology assessment that measures an athlete’s psychological coping skills in seven key areas.
Test for Intrinsic MotivationThe Test for Intrinsic Motivation is a multidimensional measurement device intended to assess participants' subjective experience related to sport participation.
Self ConfidenceSelf-confidence integrates the powers of mind and body and focuses them towards the goal. Only such a concentrated energy can reach the goal. Self-confidence is the first step to progress, development, achievement and success.
Psychological FlowFlow has thus far been presented as a very positive mental and emotional state associated with enhanced performance and positive affective states.
Competitive AnxietyAnxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components. It is the displeasing feeling of fear and concern.
Task and Ego Orientation in SportWe assess individual differences in achievement goal orientations because goals determine the meaning of achievement for the individual in that they reflect the purpose of achievement striving and subjective perceptions of success.
The accurate nutritional evaluation is an integral part of our process for maintaining health, as well as developing and optimizing each athletes’ performance.
Our methods include anthropometric and body composition analysis; hematological, biochemical and clinical tests; detailed medical and nutritional history; history of dietary intake and body weight variation. Thus, we determine the demands of each sport, profiling each athletes’ needs, and recognize other aspects of each athletes’ daily lifestyle that may influence performance.
We use biomarkers to identify an athlete's individual thresholds and identify talent.
This full blood review of biomarkers, giving a view ‘under the hood’ of the factors that drive athletic performance. These inform us whether an athlete is likely to be able to adapt to training/high performance. Some blood biomarkers can be used for profiling and monitoring purposes in athletes, and some other biomarkers selected depend on the demands of each sport.