THIS ARTICLE WILL PROVIDE PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF HOW FIELD TESTING DATA CAN BE PRESENTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUAL SOCCER PLAYERS. AN EXAMPLE TESTING BATTERY WILL BE DESCRIBED, AS WILL THE PROCESS FOR CONVERTING TEST DATA INTO STANDARDIZED SCORES. DATA WILL BE PRESENTED TO SHOW THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF CERTAIN PLAYERS, AND HOW THIS INFORMATION CAN BE USED TO INFORM INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS. EXAMPLES OF DATA COMPARISONS TO NORMATIVE VALUES FOR ELITE PLAYERS WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISCUSSION AS TO HOW THIS INFORMATION CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRACTICES OF THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH.
1Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California; and
2Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California
Address correspondence to Robert G. Lockie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Robert G. Lockieis an assistant professor in Strength and Conditioning at the Department of Kinesiology within California State University, Fullerton.
Fabrice G. Rissois a Masters in Strength and Conditioning student at California State University, Fullerton and currently works as an emergency medical technician.
Dominic Giulianois a recent Bachelor of Kinesiology graduate from California State University, Northridge and currently works as a fitness and sports specialist with the United States Air Force.
Ashley Orjalois a Masters in Strength and Conditioning student at California State University, Fullerton.
Farzad Jalilvandis a strength and conditioning coach at College of the Canyons and Granada Hills Charter High School and is a lecturer at the Department of Kinesiology within California State University, Northridge.